Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 5, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 09/05/2013 6:30:12 PM PDT by Vision
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. (Proverbs 22:29, ESV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
There was an article out recently that talked about how to reduce the risk of being laid off. There are three main things that employers look for when deciding who to keep. They want to keep people who are positive, people who are versatile, and people who are always improving.
Are you focused on developing your gifts in such a way that your company cannot make it without you? Do they notice that things dont run nearly as smoothly when youre not there? If you take a week off and nobody misses you, all the work gets done and sales are just as good, unless youre the owner, its time to sound the alarm. If youre not being missed, then maybe youre not needed. You need to kick it into a new gear and start producing more than you have been.
Scripture is clear, when we sharpen our skills, when we work with a spirit of excellence, we will stand before great men. Leaders will take notice. Promotion comes. Like cream rising to the top, you will rise higher as well. Remember, as you keep doing your best, as you stay faithful and keep growing, God will cause you to be noticed and move forward in the life of blessing He has prepared for you!
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for the gifts and talents Youve given me. Help me to see the areas where I can rise higher. I desire to serve diligently with an attitude of excellence so that I can bring You glory in everything that I do in Jesus name. Amen.