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X O D U S Promotion Then the king gave Daniel high honors and many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon. Daniel 2:48 King Nebuchadnezzar made an impossible request in order to test the skills and accuracy of the well known wise men of Babylon. He asked them to tell him as well as interpret the dream he had the night before, failing which, they’d all be killed. Normally one would tell you the dream they had, and then expect you to interpret it for them. However, with the king it was a different case. He wanted to know what the dream was and its interpretation. Something that was impossible for any person to do, no matter their powers. So Daniel consulted the Most High God, his God and asked Him to help with the king’s request in order to save himself and others. The Lord revealed everything to Daniel, both the dream and its interpretation. That way he was able to save himself and the wise men of Babylon. There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets – Daniel 2:28 With God what is impossible with man is possible with Him. Daniel could not have known the dream and its interpretation without the assistance of the Most High. His reliance on Him granted him not only relief from being killed, but also promotion, an act of raising one in rank or position. Someone who was captured under the norms of a slave was now made to rule over a province of Babylon, was made to be a leader of those belonging to the same province he was meant to be enslaved in. What does this then mean about God and promotion? You need to be in a good standing with Him as well as seek the promotion from Him in order to get the right one. All authority is instituted by God and He gives it to whomever He likes, whether that of a business or of a person. The promotion thereof is also dependent on God. When your business grows in turnover, at that point in time it has been given promotion. When your boss assigns you new responsibilities that are more senior than what you originally assumed, that is promotion. A businesses’ growth in revenue also means growth in responsibility. An individual’s growth in responsibilities means growth in salary. That is why you find that people in certain industries work hard for a long time, remaining loyal and diligent to their superior, all so that they can be regarded for a promotion when an opportunity comes. In the corporate sector, most people attain promotion by switching companies in an attempt to move to a better position, while others in bigger corporations make their move internally by changing departments. The desire to grow in an employment sector or in business is something that comes naturally. Everyone wants to see their efforts being recognised and appreciated April 2018 33

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