JOYCE MEYER SERMON THE KEY TO PROMOTION : Pastor Joyce Meyer teaches us today about the key to promotion, you know, we all want to be promoted in life, I don’t want to just stay the same place forever, do you? No one wants to stay in the same place financially, no one wants to stay in the same place spiritually, we want to grow as Christians, we want to be more and more like Jesus, we don’t want to just stay the same, we want to grow and we want God to be able to do everything that he can do in my life and i want to have everything that God wants me to have.
In Matthew chapter 25, beginning in verse 14, we see what’s called the parable, the parable of the bags of gold, some call it the parable of the talents, he says again it will be like a man going on a journey who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them, God has entrusted his gifts and talents to us, we are ambassadors for Christ, we represent him in the world, and to one man, he gave five bags of gold, to another, two bags and to another one each according to his ability.
You know if you’re not given as much as somebody else, that you know, don’t worry about that, don’t try to figure out why God’s given them more than you, just be faithful over what you have and then you can prove that you can handle more, when he went on his journey, you see this is just exactly the way God does it, he gives us gifts and abilities and talents and even different amounts of finances and then goes on a journey but he’s coming back someday for an accounting.
This wealthy man went on a journey and the man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gain five bags more so also the one with two bags of gold gained two more but the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money, well let me ask you a question are you just digging a hole in the ground and hiding everything that God has given you? are you making use of the abilities, the talents that God has given you?
After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them, the man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five, master he said, you entrusted me with five bags of gold, now see here, i have gained five more, 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.
Pastor Joyce Meyer wants us to understand that in order to gain promotion, we have to be faithful with the little we have and our current positions, if we’re faithful over what God gives us to do no matter how small it might seem or how big it might seem, if we’re just faithful we will share in our masters happiness and joy