So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

(Romans 10:17)


Faith is the only way that you can stop the enemy from stopping you. If you’re trying to transform a company, community, or city, the enemy will try to derail and defeat you. He knows you are there to dismantle his system. So you have to be longsuffering and understand that people do not determine your destiny or promote you. Psalm 75 says God is the judge and promotion comes from Him. All you have to do is be faithful to God. Do the things that God says, and He will promote you. This is how you rise with no compromise.

There is supposed to be a distinct difference between us and the world, and that difference requires FAITH. Matthew 5:16 says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

The greatest way to lead people is through influence. They need to see something in your life. When Jesus worked a miracle in Peter’s life, the next thing Peter said was, “Hey, I’m leaving all this behind and following You.” When people see the power of God operating in your life, you don’t have to coax them, beg them, or beat them over the head with the Bible. Like Peter, they will willingly want to follow you.


Dear God, Thank you for Your Word that gives me faith as I meditate on it. I believe Your Word and receive Your call to rise to the top of my field without compromise. I pray that my light shall shine before men so that I may glorify You. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Bill Winston’s book, Climbing Without Compromise. To order this inspirational mini-book that will teach you how to fulfill your God-given assignment, click here.