You are not exalted because of yourself.
You are rather, exalted for the people that are divinely entrusted into your hand.
Look at how Mordecai handled his great and exalted position for his people.
He was not a selfish great man, but he was a man given to the welfare (wealth) of his people.
The Bible did not record his contribution and acts over the kingdom, as a great man.
It did not record the number of projects he executed in the land, but it was too particular about what he did to his people, the Jews.
In working for their welfare, he was doing a work for the Kingdom of God.
He was not too engrossed with political matters and the development of the kingdom of Persia to the point that he lost sight of the welfare and good of the covenant people of God.
He was there to represent their interest and the interest of God.
As a man in authority, what is your priority?
Is it only to execute projects and be of service to humanity at large?
Despite this responsibility, you must have a space for God and His Kingdom.
Are you a teacher or lecturer in a higher institution?
What is your priority in that institution?
Is it only to be a good teacher or lecturer and forget about the promotion of the Kingdom of God in that institution?
Look at the way that occultism has ravaged our institutions.
Are you there only for the job of teaching the students and go away waiting for your salary at the end of the month?
You are a failure if it is only the job you bury your head in and forget that those students are brought under you to promote the Kingdom of God by at least bringing some of them into the saving grace of God; while you disciple some others towards maturity, so that they could become instruments in the hand of the Almighty God after graduating from the institution.
Are you not even the type that takes advantage of these students to promote evil?
Check yourself in the light of all these.
Be aware that the job is your career, but your Kingdom responsibility is your calling.
The job is a platform for the fulfilment of your calling.
As an author of books (especially Christian literature), what is your major desire in writing those books?
Is it not because you want to make money?
Is it really for the promotion of the gospel through your spiritual impact among as many as would read them?
No wonder, after writing a small pamphlet, you go ahead and place a very high price on it.
Well, God is looking at your motive.
Don’t you know the cost of production of those materials?
Why then do you place it at a price that is more than double the cost of production?
People may buy them and even commend you, but God may have a case against you.
When I wrote one of my books several years ago, some brethren urged me to launch it.
Before then, I concluded that I will not launch any book written by me.
However, as the urge was coming from several brethren, I felt like giving it a second thought and do it.
In the process of that I chose some brothers that would shoulder key responsibilities in that launching.
I engaged one brother to be our chief launcher, while another one was to be the chairman.
Both of these brothers were not very wealthy; but I decided to choose them for these posts so that the launching would be spearheaded by true believers.
However, in the cause of this preparation, some brothers mentioned a local government chairman that was not within our state, but who they told me that he was a great giver and a promoter of such launching.
They now advised me to contact him, which I somehow did.
But to the glory of God, when I got to the local government secretariat, he was not on sit.
The people I met encouraged me to wait for him, which I did; but at last he did not come to the office on that day.
When I was leaving the office, I was advised by those that were close to him to drop a note for him.
I wrote the note and in the process of addressing it to him, I asked of his name and lo and behold, I discovered that it was a Muslim that I was directed to.
I was so annoyed that I did not even drop the note.
I left the secretariat in annoyance, imagining how that man was recommended by brothers.
It implied to me that if such brothers are privileged to write such books, they can engage even idol worshippers in promoting their work.
May God help us in Jesus’ Name.
From that time on, after that launching I concluded that I will never for any reason launch any of my books any more.
That book was the first and last book that I ever launched.
I was not really focusing on the amount to be realised, but on the acceptability of such money to God.
There is nothing wrong in executing tangible projects in the society.
It is part of the reason for which you are brought into that position and there is reward for that.
But take note of the fact that the world that brought you there will want you to bury your head only in that work and if possible, forget about the things of God.
May you not be lured into this evil web.
May you be great in the execution of both secular and Kingdom projects!
As people are pointing at what you are doing for the society, may they also be able to point at things you are doing for the Kingdom of God.
The acts of Mordecai that had to do with the welfare of the kingdom of Persia were recorded in those chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia.
However, the record of the Bible did not involve those ones.
It is not because they were not important and acceptable in the sight of God, but because God places more value on works done for the promotion of His Kingdom than any other thing.
May you be useful both to the society and to the Kingdom of God!
Mordecai was said to be a speaker of peace to all his seed.
He had a seed to work on their peace.
You are exalted because there is a seed to speak for and bring up.
He had to do so by promoting their peace.
He was like peace personified.
He was not there to cause commotion and rancour, especially among his people, but to promote their peace.
What are you promoting in wherever you are placed?
Are you a promoter of peace and righteousness?
Will those under you be known for the peace of God in their lives?
The more Mordecai was advancing, the more the peace of God was not only advancing towards his people, but it was also settled among them.