Let's talk about position. God will have us to know that promotion comes from him. Psalm 75:6 for promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
Just because you didn't get the position you were trying for or were working so hard on getting, God didn't have that in mind for you. He has better in store for you and just because you receive a no from man doesn't mean it's the end. God said delayed not denied, fret not the fool when promotion is giving also envy not their ways or material blessings. Many times we hinder ourselves when it comes to gaining many things in life, we have to remember that God is in full control and if we exalt Him we shall reign in all we do. Did you know that God has a long range plan designed for you, while we continue to settle for the short range God is preparing a position for us that will take care of our every desire and need. Ok you don't believe me; Read the books of Samuel, David was content with where he was, God blessed him to be king, just when you have your sights set on a position that you feel you are the perfect match for, God says I have a higher place for you and no one will be able to hinder what you shall do through me. Ok another case in point, when you look at where you want to be in life and you have your sights on a particular position, did you know that if that position doesn't line up with your goals in God and where you want to be, God many times won't bless you with it. This is why we are to seek God and pray for His wisdom and understanding and lean to Him in all our ways and He shall direct our paths. His ways are not our ways nor His thoughts our thoughts. We have to be align with what we are asking for and what we seek and also be specific in our doing so. If you want that beautiful home with all the bells and whistles, God knows that the position you asking for will not keep you with that home with all the bells and whistles. What God bless He bless with no struggle; meaning why would I bless you with something and you have to struggle with keeping it. Many of us struggle because we are not align with God. We struggle in our personal lives, if your relationship has been a trail after trial or struggle to maintain within you and you have had nothing but negative issues, that means that your relationship was not aligned with God nor bless by Him. In order to correct that we have to get back in line and follow Him. Look at Abraham and Sarah, God came to Abraham and told him he was going to bless them with a child, what did they do, they went out and created their own blessing, thus delaying them much longer. This happens when we feel we want it now, we create our own blessings and then when things get rough, we act all stupid. We cannot create our own blessings; just because you want to be married that doesn't mean the man or woman you are dating is the one God has for you. Be patient because God does not create a struggle when He blesses you. Although like Abraham and Sarah you may feel your time has elapsed or may feel you're too old, yet God says not so. Abraham and Sarah were bless to bore a child and just as God did it for them He will do it for you, just have to have patience and faith that God will, just remember His time is not our time. The saying goes "in the right place at the right time", or "wrong place at the wrong time", yeah this is many of us, many folk get bless because of that same thing, they happen to be aligned with where they need to be and we tend to call it luck good or bad. Many of us look at death as a curse, it was spoke by God in that way, "For as surely as you live you shall surely die"; meaning if you live for God then you will die to the flesh, "except a man be born again He cannot enter into the kingdom of Heaven". This means that you must die daily to those things that will have you find eternal damnation to your soul. Death was brought about because man decided to bless himself and be disobedient. Remember God wants us to be bless long term not short, so as long as you align yourself with God and lean unto Him then your blessings will come with no struggle or delays from the enemy. Your goals and aspirations have to align with your needs and desires and they must align with what God has plan for you. If you think big, don't settle for right now………….WOW!!!! yes, I am just as guilty