Do not hastily promote a novice into a position of authority – Pastor Poju Oyemade

When the Scriptures say do not hastily promote a novice into a position of authority lest he falls under the condemnation of satan, it is very wise and deep counsel.

1 Timothy 3:6 “Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.”

When people are prematurely given too much exposure or conferred with positions beyond their maturity level, they will soon begin to compete with their benefactor thinking they are now equal with that person.

The attitude becomes, “I want to be like the most high.” They lose a proper perspective of their true position and slip into delusions of grandeur. They think they are superior to the other people in the system and deserve to be treated as such.

Like lucipher slipped into total deception they will also begin to think too highly of themselves. He created none of the things he was enjoying the benefits of, he forgot he was brought into those things and they will continue without him.

He poisoned the minds of other angels fooling them into thinking God could not survive without them. I am sure lucipher never calculated on the fact that God was going to make those pronouncements. His thought will have been if not me who then can do what I am doing.

Two mistakes must never be made. Firstly, no matter how much you like a person don’t destroy them by elevating them beyond where they should be. You will hurt their future and he or she will eventually turn the “gun” on you.

The second is as you lead, let different people handle the same task so no one grows erroneously thinking without them the “party” will come to an end. Correct early any sign of self exaltation or an entitlement mentality. This is to avoid people thinking too highly of themselves and walk Ito emptiness out of God’s inheritance.