SO YOU WANT A PROMOTION……
I originally posted the following in November of 2011 under the title “Promotion and Getting Ahead in the Workplace” and I am re-posting it because someone needs to read it today.
PROMOTION AND GETTING AHEAD IN THE WORKPLACE
The workplace is very competitive when it comes to getting ahead or positioning oneself for promotion.
In many environments there is often a “dog eat dog” mentality, a “claw your way to the top no matter who you hurt, mash-up or stand on to get there” mentality, a “the only way to get promoted is to play the game” mentality, even if playing the game requires lying, deception, compromising personal ethics, or sex with the boss.
The unspoken rule is as long as I get the position or increase that I want, the means justifies the end.
THIS MAY BE THE WORLD’S WAY OF SEEKING A PROMOTION OR GETTING AHEAD, BUT NOT SO IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
Colossians 3:23, 24 states, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Psalms 75:6, 7 states, “For not from the east nor from the west nor from the south come promotion and lifting up. But God is the Judge! He puts down one and lifts up another.”
In the Kingdom of God, our mandate is to work as unto the Lord and rest on the promise that our reward and promotion comes from Him.
This means that as Kingdom Citizens, our greatest concern should not be with pleasing man and how man perceives our work, but with pleasing God and how God perceives our work because God is our ultimate Employer and rewarder and when He says it is time for a financial or positional promotion, no one can stop it!
MAN OF GOD, WOMAN OF GOD, WHEN IT COMES TO PROMOTION AND GETTING AHEAD IN THE WORKPLACE, REST IN THE KING’S WAY INSTEAD OF BEING STRESSED IN THE WORLD’S WAY.
“And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint”
(Galatians 6:9 – Amplified Bible)
“As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer’s interests will be rewarded.”
(Proverbs 27:18 – NLT)
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