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What has God to do with my successful profession? Many people wonder what relationship there is between God and their business or career. Some others don’t think it’s something to think about. The truth however is that the level of your success depends on God. This article explains the relationship between the Lord and your profession.
“… but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits” Daniel 11:32 (NKJV)
For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, Nor did their own arm save them; But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, Because You favored them – Psalm 44:3 (NKJV)
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps – Proverbs 16:9 (NKJV)
Some people think that one’s profession is not a spiritual exercise and so does not involve God. But that is the beginning of their failure. It is the mercies of God that is sustaining such people.
Every activity on earth is governed by the spiritual forces: divine or evil forces. And so it calls for you to ensure that your activities are governed by divine forces. The choice is yours.
The Israelites had possession of the Promised Land, not because of their own abilities but because of the favour of God upon them. They fought with their hands and swords like their opponents but they recognized that their victory was ultimately by God.
Success in your profession can only be by God. God, who knows the beginning and the ending, knows the success strategies for you to succeed. True, you learn from those who have gone ahead and plan your ways, but you need God to direct your footsteps and protect you and your business or career.
Exploits in business or career is reserved for those who know God, the Alpha and the Omega. It is for those who know what God says concerning them and their profession, and what He is capable of doing as the Almighty. They shall be strong and do great exploits because the great God is with them.
Therefore, successful profession calls for more bible study, fervent and effective prayer time. It is not a time to back-pedal in your Christian walk with God. Your work-load should not be an excuse, the Lord will not understand.
Insights you get from God’s word and your quiet time with Him cannot be compared with knowledge from other sources. They will take you steps ahead of others and make you to stand out. This is because God created the whole universe and has all the details for success in it.
Remember Daniel and his friends. They chose to be more spiritually minded and God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom. And at the end, in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the King examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in his entire realm, Daniel 1:1-21
You are to trust in the Lord with all your heart, and not to lean on your own understanding. In all your ways ensure that you acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6)
In conclusion, in all your preparations for a successful profession, remember to make out quality time to spend in God’s presence: in His word and in prayer. God has the final say in your profession, and when God is for you no one can be against you, Romans 8:31.
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