By Benita Barrozo, Founder/CEO Carrier Ministries
For the majority of Christians in the Body of Christ, God uses secular jobs as a vessel to bless us with the resources we need to provide for ourselves and our families. Keeping this thought in mind, do you believe it’s His will for us to prosper and promote in the workplace? If the answer is yes, the next question is why aren’t we experiencing promotion? After all, we are tithing, giving, walking by faith, and confessing the Word. The answer to this question is found in three scriptures: 1) James 2:26 “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.” 2) Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” 3) 2 Timothy 2:5 “and also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.”
In addition to tithing, giving and walking by faith, there are rules of engagement we need to master if we are going to see promotion come into manifestation.
Although it is important for us to be skilled in our professions when it comes to promotion, we also need to have the knowledge and an understanding of:
- How interviews are scored
Did you know each interview question is assigned a value based upon how important the question is to the position? This explains why you can answer the majority of the interview questions correctly and not land the job.
- How to answer interview questions correctly
Did you know employers have moved away from asking skill-based questions to asking behavior-based questions? Behavior-based questions are questions that start with phrases like, “Tell us about a time when or describe a situation where….” There are four key points to answering these questions correctly.
- How to distinguishing ourselves
Did you know there are things we do must do to distinguish ourselves in the workplace if we want to promote? In the book of Daniel, we see that God had blessed and anointed Daniel, but he had to distinguish himself. One of the ways we distinguish ourselves is found in the way that we manage conflict. We must renew our minds to God’s method of conflict management.
- Barriers to promotion
Did you know there are invisible roadblocks or barriers to sustained increase and promotion? They include not tithing, failure to submit to authority and poor planning. These and other barriers must be removed.
- How to work in a team environment
Did you know conflict within a team is not only normal but it’s to be expected? There are five stages teams progress through as they move towards working effectively together and producing results for the company. The third stage is characterized by a high level of conflict.
- Attitudes that attract promotion
Did you know the Bible provides examples of people who displayed the right attitudes in the midst of adversity and they promoted in the end? Joseph provides us with a great example of an attitude of forgiveness when he forgave his brothers for selling him to a band of slave traders. Esther provides us with a great example of an attitude of service in her willingness to die to save the Jewish people. Finally, Daniel provides us with a great example of an attitude of excellence when he refused to submit to the King’s decree and stop praying to God for 30 days.
In addition to tithing, giving and walking by faith, these are the rules of engagement we need to master if we are going to see promotion come into manifestation.