Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end (Deuteronomy 8:16).
God is testing you so that he can promote you. Sometimes you remain in a place longer than expected because you did not pass the tests that came before the promotion. It is important that you take note of the tests and see things as God wants you to see them.
And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no (Deuteronomy 8:2).
One of the things that tests do is that they humble you. You know within yourself that you cannot easily pass that same test if given to you within a short span. There is nobody reading this who is not going to pass the tests given to them and is not going to be greatly promoted. When God blesses and promotes you, you start to follow what is written in Deuteronomy 8:18 “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” As time goes by, you will realize that God has blessed you and given you the power to get wealth. Now wealth is relative. It is sometimes based on what you need. People can earn ten to twenty times more than you do but you with your smaller amount of money can do more than they can. Gradually, you will notice a change in your finances. God expects you to notice these changes financially and give Him thanks. When you do that, you will start to notice that you are climbing higher and higher. When you do not notice such things, you are not thankful. Thankfulness is different from saying thank you. You can say thank you but you are not thankful. Being thankful is always being grateful and appreciative. Today, I want you to make a conscious effort to become a thankful person. Recognize the tests that will come your way on the path to your long-awaited promotion.
“To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion” (Proverbs 1:2-4).
Discretion is one of the tests you will go through on the path to your long-awaited promotion. Discretion is the ability to take decisions on your own. Sometimes, you are blessed to have good advice but many times, there is nobody to tell you what to do. That is when you are told to use your own discretion. Your discretion is going to come into play all the time in your life and each time you make a decision, it will either cause you rise up or fall down. Receive discretion to pass your tests on the path to your long-awaited promotion.