God’s definition of promotion

By Dave Henning / January 10, 2016

“I have come to see God’s definition of promotion: a promotion is not a move up the ladder; it is a move toward your call.”- Max Lucado

“Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given,, and then sink yourself into that.”- Galatians 6:4 (The Message)

As Max Lucado concludes Chapter 13 of Glory Days, he contrasts our inheritance and our assignments.  He states that while our inheritance is grace-based and equal, our assignments are tailor-made.  No two fingerprints are the same, nor are two skill sets the same.  Pastor Lucado notes how to define your skill set:

“Your skill set is your road map.  It leads you to your territory.  Take note of your strengths.  They are bread crumbs that will lead you out of the wilderness.  God loves you too much to give you a job and not the skills.  Identify yours.”

When you compare and compete, Max writes, nothing good happens.  God measures faithfulness by how faithful you are with your own gifts.  Max explains: “You are not responsible for the nature of your gift.  But you are responsible for how you use it.”

The devil is determined to linger in your territory, tempting you with thoughts of greed, power, or jealousy.  Drive him out and possess your land so you can receive what God so graciously gives you.

Today’s question (from the study guide): Imagine how those who love and appreciate you would describe your gifts.  What would they say is your strongest gift?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “The God-drenched mind”


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