A reader asks:

On 4 occassions I tried getting a promotion but what happens thereafter buffles me. After the oral interviews the potential employer will call all my references. Normally if your references are called u know that u were the best and preferred candidate. On all those occasions instead of getting an appointment/offer letter I’ll be told that either filing of the position is put on hold or there are no funds.

I am a christiaan and belief in God. Will consulting a spiritual advicer assist in understanding were my iniquities in the Lord could?

Thank you Pastor Susan and my the Almighty give you wisdom and understanding into this matter, in Jesus name. Amen

Thanks for writing in! I believe there are some misconceptions, that some in the body of Christ have, that God is punishing us for our sins by withholding blessings. I don’t believe that. I believe that sin carries with it a natural consequence. Have you considered that this is the mercy of God which keeps you from these positions? Perhaps they aren’t for you right now? I believe that some doors are closed for our benefit. In fact, if our prayer each day is for the Lord to guide and direct our path (thy will be done), then if the answer is a no, it’s because it is not his will, and if the answer is a yes, it’s because it is his will. Have you considered that God has you exactly where he wants you? Has the Lord been asking you to gain more knowledge in an area of your career? Has he nudged you to pursue more education?

God is not mad at you nor does he ever reject you. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Make God your priority: Matthew 6:33 Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

I hope this helps!

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