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Promotion Comes From the Lord

  • For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. Psa. 75:6 KJV

    During a time of revival in my own life, I fasted and prayed hard that the Lord would remove anything that was keeping me from being closer to Him. Within two weeks of praying this, I was laid off from my cushy foreman job and found myself on unemployment. When it looked like I could no longer pay the bills, I managed to get a job in a factory running a machine and sweeping the floor.

    My salary went from $17 per hour to $6 and I came home black as smut every day. The boss never promoted anyone, and if you started in that position, you pretty much died there. Several people, including him, did not like me because I was different. They partied all the time, came in with hangovers and then had to listen to the Bible all day from my cd player.

    I did nothing special, but just tried to pray a lot and work hard. Very quickly though, it all changed. In three months, the foreman quit and I was promoted to his position with a raise. In six months, the manager was fired and I was promoted to his position with another raise. The Bible played over the intercom all day.

    Can you be promoted right where you are, even if your boss hates you? Absolutely, the Lord may give you their job. Nothing on earth can hold you back from what God has for you, except you.

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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you for the message!
March 23, 2015
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Message loud and clear. 
March 23, 2015
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Thanks Pastor Todd for the encouragement, its exactly what I needed to hear. Praise God.
March 23, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I thought smurfs were blue--LOL Anyhow, I DEFINITELY can relate! Many years ago, when my mother first met my soon-to-be husband, she decided right away that he was no good.Bob (my future hubby) was a rebel nurse, but he was NOT the drug dealer my mother insisted he was! One day, I forgot to sign out for a narcotic sleeping pill. Bob worked day shift in the same hospital as me. He saw I goofed, so to cover my butt, he signed out for the narcotic. In doing so, he mistakenly wrote me a note telling me to be more careful in the future. Well, I carelessly left that note at home (I lived with my parents) My mother found the note, took it to the Director of Nursing, and Bob and I were both suspended pending an investigation.Because the medication was a controlled drug, the DEA and the NJ State Board of Nursing also were involved. For almost a year, I was left slicing cold cuts in a deli because I could not work as an RN--thanks to my own mother! It was only my faith in Jesus that sustained me during that period.Sadly, it only further hardened the heart of Bob.He was then firmly convinced that no loving God would allow such an injustice to happen. I hope this makes sense. In my anger, I am typing very fast. I still have a difficult time forgiving my mother (and father, even though he remained a silent partner in my mother's scheme.He did NOTHING to stop her from berating me!) Blessings to all, Kathy
March 23, 2015
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Uwalaka Dorathy
Uwalaka Dorathy thank you, you have waken a new hope in me.
March 23, 2015
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Caroline Ibarra
Caroline Ibarra Thank you for this testimony Pastor Todd. I too had been praying about Gods will to be done, since the beginning of the year. Well I got laid off, currently on unemployment. Which is bizarre for me, I have worked since the age of 13. However spiritually I am growing leaps and bounds. I guess He knows my path better than me. When I think about it, although I'm a nurse, that job had no growth potential. Thank you Father, that you know my worth.
March 23, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen
March 23, 2015
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley AAmen
March 23, 2015
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy :)
March 23, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome God is a good God every day Hallelujah God blessed me so amen
March 23, 2015
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Kim Easley
Kim Easley Thank you for that very inspiring message
March 23, 2015
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Anthony Kulbicki
Anthony Kulbicki I was told during the summer that God didn't want us renting any more. I was told to hold out on looking for somewhere else besides the apt we've been in for 11+yrs, and wait on God for a bit. God would doing something in a few months. I was told someone had a word for me, promotion. I was recently told that God was going to bless me greatly this one week. Nothing has happened in any of these accts. Pray I am doing my part, whatever that may be, and that the doors would open soon that God wants opened for us. Thanks and Thank you for sharing daily the Word, and the encouragement. 
March 23, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Oh my, not exactly a picture of motherly love! 
March 23, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  God is all powerful and almighty!  Nothing matters in life without him; God is powerful, wonderful and moves and such mysterious ways!  Amen for todays devotional Pastor Todd, Amen!!
March 23, 2015
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Sheri Stewart
Sheri Stewart it is the inner strength of our Faith which we need always to fall back upon in any time of change, doubt, turmoil...God will lead us one small baby step at a time if only we just believe and are still enough to listen to His calling.
March 23, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell Good morning, All...  Glory!!! What Joy I receive from this And Every message.  Pastor DION,  thank you for your obedience and your service.  There is SOOOO Much Hope provided in the messages God gives you to share each day.  Ooooh What Joy,
March 23, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell THANK YOOOU, GOD, FOR YOUR PLAN!!!! 
March 23, 2015
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J D  Williams
J D Williams GOD ALONE CAN TAKE DOWN OR PUT A PERSON IN A POSTION HE IS THE GIVER OF ALL GOOD AND PERFECT GIFTS.....
March 23, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Faith is putting beliefe in to action.
March 23, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield No, not at all--and I just spoke to her and it seems she is "fishing" for info regarding my sister. I MUST rely in God's divine trust today!
March 23, 2015
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Mary Rivera
Mary Rivera He is Faithful!  I'm learning to leave  it all in His hands and Trust that He knows what's best for my life. 
March 23, 2015
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Josie Carrera
Josie Carrera Thank u keep praying for us
March 23, 2015
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Conchita Bowman
Conchita Bowman Thank you Pastor Dion for your wonderful messages from God.
March 23, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese too hard to read this right now since the story is hitting too close to home for me. maybe one day I can think like this. not now. sorry.
March 23, 2015
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Reinhard Blefgen
Reinhard Blefgen Amen 
March 23, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese God you are faithful. Faithful you are God.
March 23, 2015
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kylie dempsey
kylie dempsey God is good...I have to  remember that. Even when times are tough. 
March 23, 2015
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Gerald  Taylor
Gerald Taylor Quick testimony: my last past year had its ups and downs, I was working a job where, part time employees at other branches where being converted at a rapid rate. The time had finally came when they started cconverting employees at my branch. I was #5 on our senroity list, they converted 4! Lol. I congradulated those who where promoted and stayed in faith. Within 2 weeks I was promoted alone. No one knows how it was done to this day. I know God waits to see how will wait. Stay bless and stay in faith! He knows our needs. Have a blessed day!
March 23, 2015
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Gerald  Taylor
Gerald Taylor To my sister Sylvia, God is working for u, trust me when situations start hitting home, God works through people, its not a doubt in my mind on the other side of our fears are favor, we can't have fear and faith, I'm praying with u and for u. Trust God!
March 23, 2015
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Gerald  Taylor
Gerald Taylor Pastor Dion thank you! U help me reach inside of myself stop being selfish and speak from my heart.
March 23, 2015
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson Amen & thank you Pastor Dion for your ministry.  It is such a blessing and I look so forward to reading your devotionals everyday.  God Bless you!
March 23, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Thank you for the prayers Gerald. I will work to remember that about fear and favor.
March 23, 2015
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Dwight Robinson
Dwight Robinson Amen! "Nothing on Earth..."
March 23, 2015
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Lasheika Simmons
Lasheika Simmons Amen!!!
March 23, 2015
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Billie Hicks
Billie Hicks That was a wonderful testimony!
March 23, 2015
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Billie Hicks
Billie Hicks What a wonderful testimony!
March 23, 2015
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Billie Hicks
Billie Hicks Kylie, through my walk with the Lord, it's a process to come to the realization that God is good!
March 23, 2015
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Jack Murphy
Jack Murphy Amen!
March 23, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery I like my new job descriptions that the Lord helped to give to me on my limited once monthly income check...now I am self-employed with Lord and I don't have to worry about taxes...lol.  My most recent title is Holy Ambassador.  Thanks Pastor Dion for reminding me I have had a promotion!
March 23, 2015
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Rosemary  Sambrano
Rosemary Sambrano Amen! I've seen this happen in the Church I go to! Brothers and Sisters in my Church get jobs they're not even qualitified for and promoted even without trying to be promoted! We serve an awesome GOD that answers prayers and knows what we need! Thank YOU JESUS! Thank you Pastor Dion Todd for posting this!
March 23, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Just reading the words again what you wrote Pastor Dion "Nothing on earth can hold you back from what God has for you, except you.".... I am realizing I need to keep applying for jobs and not give up. I am going to apply at other school divisions/boards. I need to keep trying and not give up. Thank you Pastor and everyone here.
March 23, 2015
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel Thank you, as usual your posts are timely and relevant.  Thanks to you and your wife for this ministry.  
March 23, 2015
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Jessie Spriggs
Jessie Spriggs Thank you Pastor Todd, that message touch me in many ways. Father God, remove anything that keeping me for get closer to you in the name of JESUS! Amen
March 23, 2015
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Mahlet  Tsegaye
Mahlet Tsegaye Thank you Lord ! You are faithful .
March 24, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Won't He do it?! 
March 24, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Morning will come and the sun will rise again. Don't get too depressed in the dark of night. He will come through.  
March 24, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, that's wonderful, Gerald :)!
March 24, 2015
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Allie Ponzo
Allie Ponzo I love that story, Pastor Dion has many of them!
March 24, 2015
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Hymn Wiriyapibool
Hymn Wiriyapibool God is amazing. I want to have more experience with God too
March 28, 2015