‘But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride…..’ (Daniel 5:20).

The king in the story from the book of Daniel chapter 5 was supernaturally blessed and his kingdom was highly respected in his time. But as it is with every human being, he over-stepped his boundary by attempting to be “the Almighty”. He received divine lessons on the subject of humility from God (Dan 5:23; Isaiah 42:8).

Acquisition of earthly glories if not handled with godly wisdom, have the tendency to make one live a life completely independent of God. A child of God is expected to remember that all blessings come from the Lord and He gives to whosoever He pleases for divine purposes.

Records abound of believers who misused their privileges while in exalted positions; whether in secular or spiritual assignments. Probably, you are even occupying similar position currently and you’re under enormous pressure to use your power arrogantly and oppressively – remember Nebuchadnezzar.

As you climb the ladder of greatness in life, pray along for God’s grace to manage success because absence of this will expose you to making couple of wrong decisions. Also remember that it is God who promotes, and He’s gotten the power to demote also (Psalm 75:6-7). Pay close attention to how you treat those you use as “ladder” to climb to that exalted position and be careful who you chose as your close associates. The best adviser for you should be the Holy Spirit. Avoid arrogating the glories due to God unto yourself; otherwise you will be setting yourself up for irredeemable destruction from the Lord.

There is the land of Beulah that every redeemer is aiming to arrive at – the heavenly Jerusalem where there will be no more weeping, agony or death; by the special mercy of God, we shall all arrive there in Jesus name.