July 15, Career Counselor

Today’s reading: Psalms 71-75

“No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt themselves. It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another” - Psalm 75:6-7.

Promotion in your work, association, politics or career is not only a matter of education, experience, talent and preparation. While all those are important, the real issue in career growth is God’s will for you and where He desires to place you. God does not promote people with potential, but rather people who have developed that potential. Yet even those who have developed their potential are not guaranteed success (as they deem success), because that is in God’s hands. Joseph, Daniel, David, Deborah, Paul, and Joshua, just to name a few, became leaders by God’ sovereign choice and not based on interviews, education or talent. Are you toiling hard for the next promotion? Are you offended when you are bypassed for the next pay or responsibility level? Are you disappointed that you were not hired — or that you were fired? Relax and stop fretting. The Lord is your agent and career counselor, and you will move on when He deems it the right time according to His will and plan.