What to Do While You’re Waiting for Promotion - Kris Vallotton

July 14, 2017

So, you have a destiny. You’re made to change the world! But what do you do in the waiting? Have you ever wondered when your time will come? When you’ll finally be promoted into a place of leadership or influence? I think it can be challenging to know you’re made for more than where you currently are in the world, and yet you aren’t seeing any movement towards it. It could be tempting to try and make it happen; to try and work yourself into a place of influence. But today I want to give you some fatherly wisdom. Don’t do it! If you find a shortcut to leadership, you likely won’t stay there for long. Why? Because if you open a door for yourself, you’re going to have to use your own strength to keep it open. Check out today’s Flashback Friday video to hear more:

In a nutshell:

  • God doesn’t have a plan for your life; He has a purpose. And He has hundreds of plans to get you to your purpose.
  • Joseph’s arrogance created his path to the palace. Which meant that he had to go from the pit, to the prison, to get to the palace.
  • Psalm 105:17 says, “Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the Lord tested him.” Joseph was trying to get to a place, while God was trying to build a person.
  • The process to the palace is always there so that you’ll be the person you need to be when you get there.
  • If you find a shortcut to the palace, you won’t have the character you need to stay there.
  • The trials of life build strength.

Joy in the waiting

One thing I know for sure is that God will use the circumstances you’re in to prepare you for where you’re going. James 1:2-4 says “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

Let’s be the kind of people who humble ourselves before the Lord and the people around us, trusting Him in His perfect timing. Let’s be a people who embrace trials and everything that God wants to teach us through them. I’m sure many of you reading this are encountering trials this very moment. I want to encourage you to go low and remember the vision God has given you for your life. He will promote you in His time, and until then get everything you can out the process He’s using to build your character. Are you in a waiting season? What do you feel like He is teaching you in this time? Tell me about it in the comments!

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