Life’s tests are not pre-announced, and at every point somebody is watching you to know if you’re ready to go to the next level. God loves to prepare people for high offices by training them in obscurity.
David was a lowly shepherd boy and Joseph was sold into slavery but they both ended up in the palace because they conducted themselves wisely. It’s not what you do in public that really matters, but what you do when you think nobody is watching.
In 1st Samuel 16:18, a servant of King Saul recommended David to play his harp for the king even though he was still tending his father’s sheep. David didn’t know that someone in the palace was watching him play, but he played skillfully anyway and got recognized without even knowing it.
Joshua was ordinarily not supposed to take over from Moses, but his sacrificial service qualified him. While Moses was on Mount Sinai with God, Joshua sat at the foot of the mountain waiting for 40 days.
He was exposed to the cold, isolated from the presence of God, and far away from the remaining Israelites, yet he stayed there. This was a major test of his faithfulness and he passed the test with flying colours.
I said all of that to say this, somebody is watching you. Somebody is observing how you conduct your business, how you handle your marriage and how you respond to assignments at work. So before you do anything, ask yourself, will this get me a recommendation or a condemnation?
The Lord is your strength in Jesus name.