Don’t Checkmate Your
Chances Of Promotion
“If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small” (Proverbs24:10).
To faint or give up in the day of adversity is to checkmate your chances of promotion. James 1:2 says, “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.” Why would God admonish you to rejoice when tests and challenges come at you on all sides? It’s because He knows that victory is in your spirit. If you’re born again, the Bible describes you as an overcomer; you’re more than a conqueror. Accordingly, no situation you face should overwhelm you.
You have what it takes to confront and overcome any trial, temptation or adversity. So you must not cower, give in or faint under any pressure whatsoever. Be tough. Recognize every adversity, tests and trials as necessary challenges to strengthen your faith, and as agents for your promotion .
Consider the man Joseph for a moment; his adversities paved way for his promotion. He became the Prime Minister of Egypt, years after he was sold as a slave to an Egyptian merchant. He refused to cower or allow his challenges determine the circumstances of his existence. Realize that God has ordained you to win always, irrespective of the seeming setbacks in your way.
2 Corinthians 2:14 says, “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ….” You’ve been brought into a life of unceasing victories; therefore maintain your solid front and keep the victory shout on. Keep declaring who and what Christ is in you: Christ in you is the hope of Glory; He’s been made unto you wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and riddance (1 Corinthians 1:30). He’s your rock and your fortress, your shield and buckler. He’s your strength and ability. He’s the Greater One that lives in you, and He’s greater than all the world. He says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4).
I’m fully convinced of my eternal victory over Satan, the world and every adversity that may come my way, because I’m born of God. I’m led forth today in victory and triumph, and my faith prevails, for greater is He that’s in me, than he that’s in the world.
1 John 5:4-5; Romans 8:28; Ephesians 6:10-13
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Titus 1-2; Nahum
2 Year Bible reading plan: James 3:1-18; Ezekiel 30