Matt 25:23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
In the parable of the talents, Jesus is telling us to use the skills we have to accomplish the work at hand. In His timing, he will promote you to the next level. This is what we have done in our business. In a relatively short period of time (less than 3 years), we went from obscurity to being the front runner in streaming live drag racing events. It still boggles my mind. There is no doubt how or why it happened…to God goes all the glory!
I believe we must find contentment in the place the Lord has us before He moves us to the next place He has for us in life. If you find yourself in a job you may not like or feel is beneath your talents, then do the work as unto the Lord and wait for Him to promote you to the next level. You will learn from every experience you have in life if we are willing to see our tasks through the Lord’s eyes.
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman
…”those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled’ (Dan 5:19).
Paul desired a career in the building industry. Early in his career, he was working with a large ministry to help direct several of their construction projects.
As the projects were completed, Paul was asked to stay on for future projects. To keep him busy he was given a number of jobs – one of which was cleaning toilets. He recalls getting down on his knees each day and complaining to the Lord, “Lord, I’m a college graduate!”
Discouraged, Paul told the Lord, “I will not leave here until You promote me. Please give me contentment with my circumstance.”
Paul felt totally forgotten by God. A few months later, Paul received a phone call from a man in the Midwest who owned five successful businesses who wanted to interview Paul for a job. This came as a total surprise to Paul. As he drove to the interview, he told the Lord, “I only want your will in my life, nothing else. I am content to remain obscure for the rest of my life if I have You. You must override my lack of experience for me to get this job.”
The owner of the company asked Paul a surprising question: “If I asked you to clean a toilet, what would you do?” Paul sat there, stunned. He wanted to burst out laughing. Paul assured him that he would simply pick up a sponge and start cleaning.
Amazingly, Paul was hired even though other candidates were more qualified. After several months of success Paul asked his boss why he hired him. His boss replied, “Paul, I still have a large stack of applications from people who wanted this job. Do you remember the first question I asked you in the interview? I asked each one the same question. You were the only one who said he would clean the toilet. Paul, I am a wealthy man, but I grew up dirt poor. I clean my own toilets at home. I can’t have people running my businesses who are too proud to clean a toilet.”
Sometimes God places us in situations to see if we will be faithful in those before He is willing to promote us to greater things.