24. January 2017 · Comments Off on CREATING A POSITION FOR YOURSELF · Categories: Decision making, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Wisdom

A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men (Proverbs 18:16 NKJV).

Beloved, only last week, I was telling my brother how after leaving university with excellent results, I started looking for a job. After a while, I started getting frustrated but then, I was invited to this interview with a pretty good pay and so I went on my knees and asked God for wisdom. The kind of prayer that says “Lord I’ve exhausted all my efforts and really need your help”.

I studied Business IT so, on the day of the interview I was led to take my dissertation project and at the interview, I walked them through an online system I built and after a few days, they called me back to say that they have already filled the position that they advertised and I’m thinking so why are you calling me. However, they then went on to say that the system I showed them made them think of a project that the government wanted to implement and they wanted to offer me a 3 months’ contract. Well, 3 months turned into 12 years.

Beloved, I’m thinking of when Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream. He not only interpreted the dream, he had a well thought of solution.

He said… Pharaoh should find an intelligent and wise man and put him in charge of the entire land of Egypt. Then Pharaoh should appoint supervisors over the land and let them collect one-fifth of all the crops during the seven good years. Have them gather all the food produced in the good years that are just ahead and bring it to Pharaoh’s storehouses. Store it away, and guard it so there will be food in the cities…” Joseph’s suggestions were well received… So Pharaoh asked his officials, “Can we find anyone else like this man so obviously filled with the spirit of God?” (Genesis 41:33-38 NLT)

Beloved, Joseph created a whole department for himself, helped define his job description and that of his team and… Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has revealed the meaning of the dreams to you, clearly no one else is as intelligent or wise as you are. You will be in charge of my court, and all my people will take orders from you…” (Genesis 41:39-40 NLT)

Recently, someone said that the church is so carried away by praying for money that we don’t pray for wealth and immediately I thought of Solomon who didn’t need to pray for money. He prayed for wisdom which got him wealth. I went on to tell my brother that our prayers need to be strategic. ‎If you want to be a president. Spell it out to God who plants desires in our hearts. Do your research about what’s needed for the position, work out a specific Scripture based prayer plan, table it before God, pray and act in faith.

Beloved, our feature text says the gift God has given you will make room for you. Do you know you can create a position for yourself? People should be able to see what value you can add to them. It should be a case of them saying “I didn’t even think of that”

SELAH!

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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