Friday, April 16, 2010

How to get Promotion

There are so many things that people do to get promotion in their current status or to get a pay rise. May be you have exhausted all the tips you know of how to get a promotion. You could have tried to do some or all of the following.

  • Many of us work very hard to earn a promotion. We try to get noticed by the boss, but most of the times we get passed over and somebody else whom we feel is less desiring  gets the promotion instead. This leaves us feeling so depressed and disoriented.
  • You may have tried to show willingness by volunteering to do even work that is outside your area of responsibilities.
  • You have tried to cope and work well with other team members to show off your communication skills and earn yourself a promotion, but this has not helped.
  • You have even tried to voice your positive contributions to the management on how things can be done in a better way, but it seems your suggestions are not noticed
  • You have tried to make new contacts outside the company to see whether you can actually get a well paying job.
  • You have even registered for an evening course to spice up your profile or have even enrolled for a degree, a masters degree or a PHD and yet your efforts have not been fruitful; not to mention the cost involved.

Look no further, but in the Word of God. What does the Word say about promotion? When you finish this you will have a better understanding on how to get promotion.

Psalms 75:6-7
6. For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
7. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
True promotion comes from God. God can create a position for you. He can transfer your boss so that you can be promoted. God will make a way. Just get serious with God and He will do his part.
Esther 6:1-3
1. On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
2. And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.
3. And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, there is nothing done for him.
Esther 6:11 Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
True promotion comes from God and not from your boss. Get your eyes from your boss and fix your eyes on God because you can't get from your boss what you can only get from God. You even don’t need to tell your boss to promote you because when God does it your boss will comply.
Whether the king wanted to promote Mordecai or not, he had to comply because he could have no peace until he had done so. Here we see how God can turns tables for the righteous. He stirs up things for the just you to get a promotion. He works behind the scenes to orchestrate a promotion for the godly.
The bible say that He will prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies, He will anoint our head with oil such that our cup will run over. All you need to do is to pray for you enemies to live long so that they can see when God eventually promotes you. Mordecai was a just man, who believed in prayer and fasting. Have you prayed to God and fasted before Him not necessarily for a promotion, but for the things that touch the heart of God, like praying for unsaved to get saved, praying for the salvation of a nation, praying for the church, praying for a backslidden brother/sister, e.t.c.?

Mordecai was a kind man. The kindness he showed to the king when some people wanted to kill him, eventually resurfaced even when it had been forgotten. The fruits of kindness for the seed of kindness he had sowed were very sweet for Mordecai when harvesting time came. Kindness shown to others is usually a seed sowed. A seed takes a period of time to germinate, grow and then produce fruits.

1 Samuel 1:18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.
1 Samuel 2:8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them.

If you are feeling oppressed and rejected right now, be encouraged by the word of God. The many prayers you have offered to God are not for nothing. God hears prayers. Just rise up and shine, apply oil on your face, release your faith in God, be merry and change your attitude.  Hannah's  reproach was taken from her the moment  she decided to eat well without sorrow and her countenance was no more sad. Her promotion was attributed to her sudden change of attitude because year after year she used to go to worship at Shiloh and no miracle was forthcoming, not until the time she changed her approach.

Ephesians 6:5-8
5. Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
6. Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
7. With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
8. Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

Before you start asking for a promotion, it is always in order to ask yourself whether you deserve a promotion. Are you really a good employee? Do you say unkind things about the company or about your boss? Do you sneak out of the office? Do you do fishy things in the office? Do you waste time at work? Do you have a habit of getting late to work? Even if your boss is not aware of things that you do, know that God sees you, and since He is the one who promotes, don't expect any promotion if you are not a good, faithful, hardworking worker. If you are a good worker, then just as it happed to Mordecai, God will make sure that He promotes you before the eyes of your enemies because He takes record of everything. Take ownership of the company, as if it was your company because you are serving God, not men

Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God will judge us for everything we do, including every hidden thing, good or bad.

If God puts you in a position, nobody can try to remove you there. Nothing matters because it is God’s doing and nobody can contend with God.

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