Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 2, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 09/02/2013 4:34:02 AM PDT by Vision
A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. Proverbs 18:16, NASB.
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
When people hear the story of David and Goliath, sometimes they think, That was all God. And yes, in a sense, I know it was God. But the truth is that God didnt sling the stone. God didnt cause it to hit at just the right spot. It was the skill God gave David that he had developed.
Like David, God has put in you skill that can slay a giant. You have skill that can open new doors, skills that can lead to an abundant life, but the key is that your skill has to be developed. Every day that you spend growing, learning and improving, youre getting prepared for that new level.
Today, while youre waiting for that new opportunity, start sharpening your skills. Study your boss. Study your manager. Learn that position. Be able to step into their shoes. When God sees that you are prepared, then He can open new doors. The scripture says, Your gifts will make room for you. Keep developing your skills because there is a giant slayer in you!
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for depositing in me everything that I need for life and godliness. I choose to be faithful with what You have given me. I choose to sharpen my skills. Help me prepare for every opportunity You have for my future in Jesus name. Amen.
This is powerful. Thank you.