Don’t work yourself into the spotlight. 10.14.11

by Aaron K.

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Don’t work yourself into the spotlight. 10.14.11

Don’t work yourself into the spotlight; don’t push your way into the place of prominence. It’s better to be promoted to a place of honor than face humiliation by being demoted. (Proverbs 25:6, 7 MSG)

Gods timing with honor and promotion is perfect and complete. If we rush ahead seeking a place of prominence ahead of Gods timing, we do it to our own folly…for we are not prepared for the position. One might be prepared skill wise, but character wise may not be mature enough to handle an honorable position with humility and love…still maintaining the character of Christ. Positions of honor begin to fan pride and ego, which can distort ones view of the world, feeling they are more at the center than others, becoming more and more selfish. Action. My sons, agressively pursue challenges and growing responsibilities as a means learning and fulfilling God given potential, don’t just admire and pursue a position of honor. Honor is a fruitful by product of faithfulness, if God feels you can handle a certain level of honor and influence without jacking up your life, he will promote in his perfect timing, so be patient and content in his timing. Prayerfully and respectfully seek to increase levels of influence in life, not honor, for greater influence, means more resources and leverage to do greater good in your life.