Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
The Rise to the Top January 24
Food for Thought: James 4:10
Everyone wants to succeed in life and be “at the top,” and many—including some Christians—are willing to do anything to get there. You might scoff at that, but even some Christians have been known to bend rules or compromise their standards for their job. How many sacrifice church attendance or valuable time with the family so that they can climb the ladder of success? Even in the ministry, it can be a temptation to try and hurry the process and place ourselves in authority over others, or show ourselves to be “spiritual” so that people will take notice, be impressed, and instantly assign us to some important position in the church. Impatience and pride are what’s behind that, not God’s directive hand.
The Bible says that the right way to the top—the real top, the one where God floods you with favor—is to maintain clean hands, a pure heart, remain humble, and be willing to stand up against the wicked. The key to gaining true success in any endeavor is to just remain faithful and walk in righteousness, dependent always on the blood of Jesus, and He will place us in the perfect position.
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