“The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets.” (Psalm 50:1)
The best person to have in your network is Jesus. Jesus is the Mighty One, the Lord who speaks and summons the earth. You want the One who tells the sun to rise and set in your network. The dictionary defines network as cultivating “people who can be helpful to one professionally, especially in finding employment or moving to a higher position.” In other words, who you know is what gets you advanced in life. No one has the ability to promote you more than Jesus. Jesus rules the network.
The best person to have in your network is Jesus.
I have learned in life, who you know does help you get ahead in the world. I worked my way through college as a Desk Clerk in a hotel. When I graduated, I became a Flight Attendant. The reason I got the job with the airline was because of my Sales Director. I had formed a relationship with her while working at the hotel. She wanted me to get out of the hotel and restaurant business. Her daughter was a Flight Attendant at the time. She gave me the name and address of the Vice President of the company to send my resume too. Because I sent my resume to him with her recommendation, I got an interview, and eventually the job. Who you know does open doors for you in life that otherwise might be shut.
“I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” (Revelation 3:7 NIV)
Jesus opens doors no one can shut. Our real problem isn’t that Jesus is opening doors, our real problem is we don’t walk through them when He does. When Jesus opens a door that allows us to feed the hungry, love the unlovable, forgive the unforgivable, we’re responsible for doing it. Jesus shows us the way, we’re to follow.
Caroline, my Sales Director, gave me the information I needed to become a Flight Attendant. She opened the door, but I had to walk through it. I had to send my resume, fly to Maryland, get drug tested, interview for 8 hours, then wait over a month to hear if I had gotten the job or not. In fact, I had given up hope. I had taken a job at another hotel, thinking this was my fate. When I got home from my first day of work on the new job, I had a message that the airline had hired me. I never went back to the hotel, I moved forward into the open door.
Jesus does the same for us. He owns the network, He opens the doors. It’s up to us to walk through them.
Question of the Day:
What door has Jesus opened for you that you haven’t walked through yet?
Further Reading: Numbers 8:1-9:23 NIV, Mark 13:14-37 NIV, Psalm 50:1-23 NIV, Proverbs 10:29-30 NIV