When God feels that we have learned what we need to know on one level, He will take us to the next spiritual level where we are to learn new things. Just like school children, Believers are to be growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ year after year. The events that you have gone through should have added wisdom to your life and if that same thing should happen to you again, you would respond differently because you know more than before. In other words, you should be forever changing, becoming more and more Christ like as time goes by.
This change in your development is a transition from one degree of faith to the next. It is the job of the Holy Spirit to make these changes within us. God wants your life to be forever developing you so that you fulfill God’s plan and purposes for your life. There are certain steps that you need to remember as you go from one level to the next. The first key is when God is ready to move you, you must ‘go’ when He tells you, and you must continue to follow the Lord in your next level. Don’t be anxious and get ahead of God; let God lead you. If following God has gotten you this far, why would you want to stop doing the very thing that got you this far?
Secondly, you must be prepared to leave the multitude behind! There isn’t room for the crowd in your destiny; the crowd didn’t pay the price you paid to get promoted. The multitude mentality is one of negativity. The multitude is more concerned about what you can do for them and not what they can do for you! Next, you must watch your confession. We must be careful about what we say, especially during the storms of life! We must remember to say what God says about every situation! Stand on God’s word and its promises.
Last, learn to handle the storms you encounter along the way. If you will get to know Jesus during the quite times of you’re life you will know Him during the storms! Don’t let the crisis in your life discourage you, interfere with you or stop you from fulfilling God’s plan for your life. Once you have the revelation of where God is taking you next, get on the offensive and tell Satan that you are more than a conqueror. When in a crisis remember that there is nothing you will ever face that God cannot control.
As you journey through life, you never know what lies ahead of you. Don’t get so blessed and then forget about the Lord. Being in the same boat with Jesus is where you want to be no matter who you are or where you are going. Jesus makes all the difference and He wants us to trust Him on the good days and on the bad days. Don’t live your life in fear. Your response to the challenges you face will tell God if you are ready to go to the next level. First the test and then the promotion. Trust in the power and presence of the Lord Jesus Christ in your life and you will move forward successfully.