STANDERS You Have Been Promoted – GET READY FOR THE NEXT GRADE!
At the end of every school year millions of students around the world are presented with report cards. On those report cards they are given grades for individual subjects
as well as a cumulative grade. In a box usually located towards the bottom of the page they see these words: “PROMOTED TO THE NEXT GRADE.”
This means that you have passed the criteria for each class successfully and that time in that grade is over!!!
Grade Promotion for Standers are as follows:
BABIES – > Toddlers
If you were a baby, you have been promoted to toddler which means the amount of crying decreases, you are now walking and talking. You are no longer allowed to do some of the things that you used to do at the degree you used to do them. Yes you may still cry just not as much. Yes you may fall but you get back up and try again. You go from gibberish to actual words (your speech becomes clearer and the angels can actually understand what you are saying). You are going from diapers to the potty chair…….YOUR A BIG KID NOW!
TODDLERS -> Preschool
If you were a toddler, you are now being promoted to Pre-School. That means that for certain amounts of time you are taught the basics of the word of God away from your parents, guardians and begin to be taught the principles, basics for that you will use throughout your life. You still cry when things are not going your way or when you see your spouse “getting” away with sin, you tell God that you are not going to be His friend because He is not doing it the way you want it done. However, after a substantial number of timeouts you begin to understand that it is not over until God says it’s over.
PRESCHOOL – > Kindergarten
If you were a preschooler, you are now being promoted to Kindergarten. Girded with the basics, in kindergarten you will continue to build and learn the shapes and colors of the spiritual realm. You will learn how to actually read the word of God and how to begin to comprehend what you read. You will learn how to play together, worship together, how people are different in their levels of faith but the common goal is the same: God comes first and everything and everyone follows the leader. You still throw temper tantrums, get placed in timeout, pout, cry and stomp but you will learn that this gets you nowhere because well you have to get through this to get to the next level.
Kindergarten -> Elementary School
If you were a Kindergartener you are now being promoted to Elementary School. You now have a foundation and for the next few seasons of your life (only God determines the length of those seasons) you will build on your knowledge at the fastest rate ever thought possible. By the end of these seasons you will be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide your situations and circumstances. You will learn to discern when to add people to your life and when to let people go. You will multiply in the knowledge of His Word and learn how to rightfully and divide the word of truth. Where you used to cry and emotions were on a constant roller coaster ride. Seeing your spouse act completely outside of the will of God will not bother you as much. Yes you will moan and mumble under your breath but the emails and FB posts will decrease as you find out that God really does hear and answer your prayers quickly to build your faith because He holds your hand every step of the way. You learn that when the bell rings your season is changing but He never leaves you alone.
Elementary -> Middle School
If you were in Elementary you are now being promoted to Middle School. This can be a very confusing time for the stander as accountability and responsibility changes. God still holds your hand but He starts to give you a bit more freedom so that you can begin to see who He has created you to be. You will find out at this time what makes you happy and what makes you sad. You want your parent to be there but not actually walk you in the building. It is not as easy as you thought it would be but you start to get the swing of things. You start to feel guilty if you don’t pray or if you hear God say something and you miss it. You are very selective in friendships as you find out you have outgrown many of your elementary level friends. What God has told you does not appease to everyone and folk begin to distance themselves from you calling you weird, dork or even Noah.
Middle School -> High School
Get Ready! Get Ready! You find out that you can get around by yourself. You know what to expect. You can go from point A to point B without much assistance. You start to see obstacles as a chance to show what your God can do. The alarm wakes you up, independence has now set in and you begin to understand that you have to make this happen. The courses get harder but your will to live kicks in and your determination to make is stirred up. Yes you may fail a course here and there and end up in summer school but you have set in your heart that you will graduate with your class. Your marriage will be restored and whatever you have to do, you suck up and handle it with God’s help of course. You are an overcomer, more than a conqueror, unshakeable always abounding in the work of the Lord.
This next promotion is all on you! Some go to college, trade school, etc. headed for destiny and purpose but whatever it is they continue to elevate their knowledge in their God even after the manifestation of their restoration. The sky is the limit because the God they serve is infinite. What is your next promotion? Seek God ask Him where He is taking you next. He is the one that created you for His pleasure and only He can tell which way to go and how to go about getting there. You will NEVER NO IT ALL. There is always something to learn and something to teach standers coming behind you. REMEMBER – WE ALL MUST BE RECONCILED BACK TO CHRIST, at one time or another.
You go from student to teacher, THE CYCLE ENDS WHEN JESUS RETURNS!
Congratulations are your promotion! Promotion comes from God NO One else.