The Lord has created everyone of us with a definite and blessed purpose, through which, He desires to be glorified.
God' purpose of election was revealed when He had in His foreknowledge revealed to Rebbecca that Esau shall serve Jacob.
" it was said to her, “The older shall serve the younger.”" Romans 9:12 (NKJV)
By the God assigned tasks in our life, we all are equal before God and our reverence should be to God and to them, whom He has appointed over us.
Fight for a higher and better position is what drives friends into enemies and separates people.
Often, we try to obtain exaltation using our influence and limited power and in doing so, even if we succeed in forcefully climbing up the ladder, in the process, we have lost many friends, created many enemies and broken several hearts.
However, what shall we do to grow and how does true exaltation comes in our life?
" For exaltation comes neither from the east
Nor from the west nor from the south.
But God is the Judge:
He puts down one,
And exalts another.' " Psalm 75:6-7 (NKJV)
Exaltation comes from the Lord and when he exalts anyone, there are no adverse side effects.
Should we then, leaving all aside just plead with God for a higher position? should we bother Him in prayer for exaltation, when it is He Who decides when and to whom it is to be given?
Here are some wonderful teachings from Paul to Timothy regarding Godliness with contentment which is worth reading...
" Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
1 Timothy 6:6-10 (NKJV)
Paul in the above verses focuses on the lust for money, however this may carefully apply to any other lust which may separate us from God.
Our greatest gain is our Lord and thus we should at all times endeavour all the more to please Him as He does please us with all His love and care.
Thus, be content with what God has given you and wait for His appointed time for your exaltation, for thus you shall keep your joy till eternity.