What God has for you it is for you

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power. Samuel then went to Ramah. 1 Samuel 16:13

When Samuel went to Jesse’s house to anoint one of his sons as the successor to King Saul, he had no idea that David would be that one. After all, David was the youngest son, he was the smallest, and he was not even around for the selection process. He was out in the field tending to the animals. His brothers made sure he could not submit his resume for the position.

Though David was not qualified by his brothers and parents’ standards, God had qualified him and destined him to be King. After an extensive interview of all the sons of Jesse, The prophet Samuel realized that they were not the one chosen by God to be King. Finally, he asked for David. In the end, David was chosen by God for a position to which he did not apply or coveted.

We all have applied for jobs we did not get. Some of us have been denied promotions, or pay raises we thought we deserved. Yet we cannot get frustrated and lose faith because we know that all things work together for those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

The worst thing a Christian can do is to be angry at God when we don’t get something we really want. We should also be careful not to become bitter or jealous of those who are prospering. In the end, we should never forget that what God has for us it is for us. No one can take away our blessings. If God wants you to have your own business, you will, no matter how long it takes, or the challenges you face.

In Romans 12:15, we are encouraged to “rejoice with those who rejoice.” We should be happy for those that are succeeding or achieving their goals. God has unlimited resources for his children. There is no need to player-hate. Associate Pastors should pray for and support their senior pastor so that the ministry can succeed. You will get your own pastorate in due time, if that is God’s will for your life. In the meantime, do as David did for King Saul, and be faithful in your role. If you are a VP and want to be the CEO, make sure the CEO is successful, and be fully supportive of his or her leadership. Then, when you become CEO, your VPs will support you as well.

Never speak ill or negatively about another person out of jealousy or envy. As much as it is possible, refrain from criticizing people because we do not like their methods or do not approve of their success. Remember, what God has for you, it is for you. All blessings, promotion, or elevation comes from God. It is not your supervisor, or manager, or Sr. Pastor, or CEO, or neighbor, or a competitor that is preventing your elevation.

Even after David was chosen to be King by the prophet, it took him years before he could function in that role. In the meantime, he was never jealous of Saul or tried to sabotage the kingship of Saul. To the contrary, he was the best warrior and leader in Saul’s army. David did for Saul what no one else wanted to do.

Are you the best and most dependable servant or employee in your organization, as you await your promotion? Are you fully supportive of the leadership in that organization and operating at your optimum level? Does the leader of that organization feel confident that you want him or her to succeed?

What God has for you, it is for you. There is no need to look at your life in anybody else’s mirror or wish that you could be in someone else’s role. Just be faithful and excellent in your current role, and God will elevate you in due season.

Prayer- Blessed Lord, I pray for the leaders of the organizations where I am serving or working. May they be blessed and succeed in all their endeavors!

About The Author

Rev. Dieuner Joseph is a dynamic leader, disciple Maker, Writer, Talk Show host, and Spiritual counselor. Reverend Joseph is the founder of the Imani Temple Baptist Church and the Disciple Maker Ministry. He is a skilled Bible teacher who carefully and responsibly exegete the Scriptures to make them relevant to today’s readers. Through his Blog and weekly Christian magazine- The Wednesday Word- he seeks to provide Bible based instructions for dealing with the socio-political issues of today.

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