As a young pastor, I listened to a wise older pastor who once said, “Let God be the one who makes a way for you.” He was talking about a self-promotion that comes when we feel our calling is not moving along fast enough. In our insecurity, we think we can jumpstart the process.
The hidden danger in self-promotion is the premature positioning it produces. We can find ourselves in situations that require a higher level of maturity and a greater depth of character than we currently possess. Without the maturity and character required for these assignments, we are not able to safely navigate the obstacles of pride and the landmines of hell that have been placed in our way. Arriving at these self-promoted places before God makes a way will leave us vulnerable to things God never desired for us to experience. In your journey rest and trust God. He is your safest way-maker.