Have you ever wished you knew what you will need in the future before you ever needed it? One of the keys to reigning in this life is the ability to go into the future and see what the future looks like.
If you will ever want to live the higher life and achieve what only a few have dared to achieve, you will have to go into the future and see a picture of what your dream looks like and come into the present to build that dream.
This happened to me and it made a big difference in my life and my career. In 2016, the Holy Spirit placed a burning desire in my heart to pursue the highest qualification in Information Systems Audit called CISA. It was not a requirement by our firm at the time. When I started this journey, most of my colleagues asked me why I was going through all the strain to pursue a qualification that was not in our line of operation as internal auditors. I pressed on despite the discouragement, wrote the exams at the end of 2016 and passed with flying colours.
In the beginning of 2018, the head office of our firm, in the US, sent out a memo to the entire staff members of the firm. It was a one-page memo that included the long-term strategy of the firm. This memo was a blueprint of what the firm will require from its member firms going forward.
One of the top requirements on the list was the need for all internal auditors to be qualified in IT audits. It was now required that everyone in our office (including those who mocked me while I studied), had to pursue the qualification which I studied for a year ago. Guess what happened; there were dozens of resignations in the firm as most of my colleagues could not meet the requirements or were ill-prepared.
Isaiah 30:21 “and when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way. Walk in it’.”
The Bible says when we turn to the left and to the right, we shall hear a voice behind us saying this is the way. This voice is the Holy Spirit. He speaks in us and directs our path. He is the one who provides us with wisdom from above. He causes us to move when the tide is against us and He gives us beauty for ashes.
Father, I receive your grace and your wisdom today. I pay attention to the voice that speaks within me and causes me to move. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. This is my season to reign in the mighty name of Jesus.
Are you stuck in your career? Is there a wall preventing you from moving to the next level? Let me know how you have dealt with the challenges of the past. I am glad to pray with you and encourage you to move forward.
Keep reigning in life,