June 19, 2018 – Tuesday
Psalm 27:13 [NIV] I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
When will I get a promotion? The question was replaying in my head yesterday on my way to work. After years of working hard in this department, you’d think they would look my way for some sort of promotion or a big raise. Apparently, that is not the case. It felt like I was in prison, and there was no parole. Before I got out of the car, my confidence level was so low and my motivation followed suit.
But when I got inside the building, something was different. My boss rushed over and assigned me a task usually reserved for a supervisor. Telling me the task must be done by the end of the day, I began to work on it right away. And it was then my confidence began to increase because I felt that God sent him to test my abilities. I mean, how bad can it be? My supervisor needed me to do something out of the ordinary!
Scripture reminds us to be self-assured. For you and I will surely see the blessings God has for us on this earth. Even when all our hope, motivation, and confidence is gone, God has not forgotten us. Our blessings are on the way – they are just around the corner!
Well, later that day, I completed the task. As I entered my supervisor’s office to turn in the assignment, there were balloons and congratulation signs everywhere. It turned out to be my promotion party. God had not forgotten about me!
Today at work, stay confident in your role and in God. For your blessing could be just around the corner. It may take days, months, or years for your next “big break.” But stay aware of the power of God. Continue to work hard and trust in His abilities.
Yes, your work blessings are just around the corner!
Father God, help me remain confident in You. Shield my heart and mind from any negativity that may come my way. When in doubt, remind me of Your power – that I will inherent the blessings You have for me. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
and MPA Candidate
Jackson, Mississippi USA