Daily Devotionals

September 01

The Sure Path to Promotion

Gloria Copeland
Servants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not only when their eyes are on you as pleasers of men, but in simplicity of purpose [with all your heart] because of your reverence for the Lord and as a sincere expression of your devotion to Him.

You may not realize it, but if you’re a born-again believer, you have a quality within you that is in great demand in the world today. It’s a quality employers prize so highly that they’ll promote people who have it—and often pay top dollar for it. It’s a quality so valuable it can make you a success in every area of your life.

What quality could possibly be so precious? The quality of faithfulness.

Employers are desperate for faithful people. The world is full of employees who will just do enough to keep from getting fired. It’s full of people who may come to work—and may not. That’s how worldly people are!

But it’s a treasure for employers to find a person who works wholeheartedly at his job, who is trustworthy and dependable and honest. So when an employer finds a person like that, he’s usually eager to promote him.

The fact is, every believer ought to be that kind of person. Each one of us should live a lifestyle of faithfulness. As Ken says, we should make it a lifestyle to do what’s right, do it because it’s right. Anything less is disobedience to God’s Word.

We should follow Colossians 3:22-24. It’s God’s instruction for employees. Ken and I have seen some of the staff members in our ministry take that attitude and, as a result, be promoted again and again. One man started out with the job of duplicating tapes for us, but over the years he was so faithful that he eventually became the director over the business affairs of the entire ministry.

You may think, Well, that wouldn’t work in my case. My boss is an unfair man. He wouldn’t reward my faithfulness.

That’s no problem. The Scripture doesn’t say your reward will come from your employer. It says your reward will come from the Lord!

You see, God has established a principle of sowing and reaping in the earth—and that principle is always at work (Galatians 6:7). If you plant faithfulness in your job, you will receive blessing in return—even if that blessing means a different but better job.

So make up your mind to put your whole heart into your work, no matter how menial or unpleasant it may seem to be. Do it well. Do it with a smile and an attitude of enthusiasm and say, “Lord, You know I am believing for another job. And I am sowing faithfulness into this job as seed for a better job.” I guarantee you, a better job will soon come along.

Speak the Word

I obey my earthly masters with all my heart, out of reverence for the Lord, and as a sincere expression of my devotion to Him. (Colossians 3:22, amp)

Scripture Study: Galatians 6:7-10

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