"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up."
My husband is reinventing himself. At age 72, he decided to become an RV Inspector and repairman. He has been attending classes - online, in the classroom, and hands-on in the field, and has finally passed all the tests and graduated.
Graduate Michael Ratcliff on left
My husband is very humble about that piece of paper in his hands. But since he is now certified to repair RVs, perfect strangers have been coming up to him to ask for advice and help with issues in their RVs.
Here is what he does. First he listens carefully to the problem. Then he inquires of the Lord and considers various solutions. When he thinks he has the answer, he gets to work.
After the issue is corrected, and the RV owner is thanking him, he never fails to give credit to the Lord for His help.
If it weren't for the Lord's provision, Mike couldn't have attended the classes. If it weren't for the input of the Holy Spirit, he knows he might not be able to pinpoint the root of the problem and discover the solution.
I believe the Lord is going to prosper Mike in his new career, because he isn't looking to man for the promotion of his new business, but rather God.
As we will discover in our Biblical examples, the Lord promotes those who work for man as if serving the Lord. (Col. 3:23)
Is self-promotion the right way to get ahead? Watch these 3 acquaintances from church in their one-upmanship attempts, and how the Lord shows them where their priorities should be.
Lord, I know You have a plan and purpose for my life. I believe I am ready for whatever You have next for me. Expand my territory. I ask that You promote me to the next level of responsibility. Guide my steps and priorities. Increase my faith as I wait on you to move any obstacles to this promotion away from my path.
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