We can be at peace when we know God has put us in the position we are in without becoming envious of some else’s position. How do we truly know this? Well thanks for asking. Because John 3: 27 Says A person can receive only what is given them from heaven.
Someone who truly understood this one who possessed not only knowledge but one you had the wisdom to understand this was John the Baptist. John the Baptist could have easily become envious of the position that Jesus had. He could have been like, I’ve done all this hard work and have led all these people but now they are leaving me to follow Jesus who is someone who has come after me. Instead when he was presented with the opportunity to speak negative of Jesus in front of his disciples who became jealous he showed humility and spoke words that honored Jesus.
New International Version (NIV)
25 An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. 26 They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.”
27 To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. 28 You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ 29 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 30 He must become greater; I must become less.”
John truly had the wisdom to understand what verse 27 meant and was humble enough even with his position of authority to say amongst his followers that he (Jesus must increase, while I (John the Baptist) must decrease.
This could be your current situation in your life with a promotion at work or it could be in several different situations. The good thing to know though is that we all can have that peace that John displayed if we truly believe John 3:27- “A person can only receive what is given them from heaven.
I pray that if this is something you are dealing with that God’s word guide and see your through it. I also pray that if someone is reading this and doesn’t have a relationship with you Lord or believe. That they believe excepting you as their Lord and Savior and that they repent of their sins before you believing that you died for their sins and that you rose on the third day just for them and that you have forgiven them of all their sins in Christ JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN!!!!