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Promotion from the Lord
By Joel Osteen - Feb 03, 2017

I know a single parent mother who was working hard, raising her children and trying to make ends meet. Every month, she barely had enough to pay her bills. She told how she dreamed of taking a vacation, but every time she saved up extra funds, something would break that had to be repaired. She was being her best, but couldn't get ahead. It seemed like she would struggle her whole life. But when you keep doing the right thing and keep passing the tests, you're going to come into this anointing of ease. God is going to make things happen that will lighten the load. He's going to take the pressure off.

One day, this lady's supervisor unexpectedly took an early retirement, and she was given a promotion. With it came a significant increase in salary. She was very grateful. Several years later, her manager, one of the vice- presidents of this large company, suddenly resigned, and she was given that position. Today, she makes more than ten times what she made when she started. She doesn't live under constant pressure. She can take vacations whenever she wants. She supports other single parent families. She said, "Joel, I don't really know how this happened. Everything just fell into place, and here I am." What she's really saying was, "That was easy."

I believe that's what God wants to do for His people. I believe He has increase in store for you. He's going to put you at the right place at the right time. He's going to open doors that no man can shut. He's going to cause people to want to be good to you. You may be struggling in some areas, but don't get discouraged, that is not permanent. Ease is coming. Get ready because promotion comes from the Lord!

"But you, LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high." (Psalm 3:3, NIV)
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