|Posted on May 5, 2017 at 2:10 PM|
Elevation isn’t free! It comes with a price! Are you willing to pay? Don’t be so quick to desire what others have without really taking time to think about what it took for them to get to where they are. Elevation basically is the height above a given level. The height to which something is elevated or to which it rises. You can’t go from one level to the next without putting forth effort.
I don’t know what you are working toward, but please allow me the moment to be candid. Elevation requires obedience to God, humbleness, hard work, commitment, focus and dedication. If you are not willing to put in any, then honestly you are not ready for elevation. God’s elevation isn’t controlled by man because God uses whomever he desires to get what he wants done. Yes, he will use your enemy to bless you. However, we must be mindful of doing things God’s way and not mans way. I Peter 5:6 tells us Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. There is a DUE TIME for you but I’m telling you God is taking good notes of all we are doing prior to the DUE TIME. Are you being obedient to him and his word? I’m going to say this and it may not be popular but part of our obedience to God is connected to how well we obey spiritual leadership he has placed over us. If you can’t honor and obey those he has placed over you and please note I said the one he (God) has placed over you, then I’m sorry, but you are not ready for elevation. Are you faithful to God above all others? Not saying faultless because none of us are that, but can he find you doing your best to be faithful to him? Are you not only speaking faith but putting legs to your faith? You know Faith without works is Dead!!
Now there is no need to step on others or try to put others down because you don’t feel you are elevating like you think you should. Proverbs 18:16 clearly states that “A Man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men”. Your gift is not others gifts and theirs is not yours but you have gifts that will make room for you and bring you before great men but not before your DUE TIME. Please don’t try to force the elevation because the worse thing you could desire and have is a premature elevation. An elevation you know you are not ready for. There comes more responsibility and a need for a totally new mindset the higher you go. You can’t go to the next level with the same mindset you had on the previous level. You know what else you can’t go to your place of elevation with? Okay I’ll tell you, some of the same people that were with you on the previous level. Are you willing to let go if God says let go?! Tough to do but will be required if you are serious about elevation. Now you may be having to be processed a little more before you see any sign of elevation so embrace where you are and the process. I’m a witness when you think he isn’t working, he is. He’s a master at working behind the scenes. Put in the work, stay focused, prayerful and obedient to God first and foremost and in your DUE TIME he will do the elevating. Be encouraged. Be Inspired. Be found faithful.
Rita J. Taylor