Promoted and Prosperous: That Was Always God’s Plan For You

 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.     Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

Bewildered-01God already has it in his mind to prosper you. Unfortunately, there are many people in the world who won’t truly believe in you. I know people like that too, smiling in my face and speaking out against my progress when I walk away. There are many who believe that because they have done all the right things, followed all the right channels, and taken all the right classes that they are living more holy than you and will rise to the highest levels. They don’t know that the favor of God on your life will not require all that work!

There are people who will look upon you with pity and walk away without offering anything of themselves. Your quirks and idiosyncrasies will cause eyebrows to raise and might even make some run away. Your boldness and desire to stand out will be questioned by people who call themselves friends. Hear me on this, everything about you, is what God will use to promote you. I tell you, those people thinking you are too weird, too scary, too quiet, too loud, too aggressive, etc. don’t know your heart, or how you’ve trusted in God to take you to the next level in spite of your pain and setbacks. People laughed at Noah for building a boat in the middle of dry land under clear skies; they mocked him too. Not everyone is going to know you are in a dry season, or a season of simply waiting on God. What others see, has nothing to do with where God wants to take you.

The Bible tells us that if we delight in the Lord, it follows that God will make us prosper and fulfill the desires of our heart. If we trust God, he will sustain us and have us prosper. We are blessed, and will prosper if we trust God instead of relying on ourselves and others for our sustenance and prosperity. There is NOTHING God cannot do for those who trust in him.

Are you leaning on God, or the people who stand by whispering to one another about your life? The people who despise your life will be revealed to you so you can pray for them. Live well in spite of them, seek God in all things, and trust him to take you higher and farther. I pray that all the negative things spoken about you and your success be cancelled in the name of Jesus! I pray that all those who have kept you at arms length worrying about your struggles and shaking their heads for where you are now, will find themselves speaking well of you in public, seeking you out for counsel and help, looking up to you, and respecting you, in the name of Jesus. AMEN!

Be good, be gracious, and be a blessing to someone today!