My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me. Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love. (Psalm 31:15-16 NIV)

Our future and our career path are in the hands of God. We should remind ourselves of this, especially when we feel the pressure of competition or adversarial work relationships. Perhaps you work in a competitive sales environment; a position which demonstrates strong mental or physical agility or perhaps you are competing for a promotion.  You may believe you are capable of executing the responsibilities of the role better than your competition and you are worthy of recognition. The other candidates certainly feel the same as you, resulting in tension and unwanted stress. The heavenly father has already decided who will be promoted. As a child of God, remember that He loves you and will place you in the role which suits you and helps you to become the person he wants you to become.  Relinquish your will to Him. Trust that he will cover and fortify you. Your career will develop as you develop into spiritually.


Prayer-Father, I know you sit high and look low. Your perspective is greater than mine. You are alpha and omega. You know the beginning and the end. I trust you to guide me and to promote me to the right position when I am ready. Lord, please show me where I need to change and improve so that I may prosper at work as I glorify you. In Jesus’ name. Amen