Episode 4: When God Demotes You


Why God's Demotions are Better Than Man's Promotions

Short Summary:


It’s one thing to be demoted at your job… by your boss or superiors, but it’s quite another to be brought down and demoted by God. It can be quite disheartening.


As we will see today, through a study in the life of Joseph, God’s demotions serve a higher purpose for us.


His demotions are His way of pulling us back on a sling to launch us in the right direction.


As believers, we are not always called to go up, sometimes God brings us down by demoting us… on purpose.




In This Episode You Will:


♦ Learn entrepreneurial and life lessons from the life of Joseph

♦ Learn the reasons why God may demote you

♦ Learn what to DO when God demotes you

♦ Understand why His demotions are so much better than any of   man’s promotions



Memorable Quotes:


“His demotions are his way of pulling us back on a sling to launch us in the right direction.”


“Joseph was from a wealthy family, excessively handsome, spiritually gifted, and highly educated. So, from a human standpoint – he was the whole package.”


“Until you are humbled, you will not feel the need to learn new lessons.”


“If you not careful, your talent will take you places that your character can't keep you.” – Eric Thomas.


“There is just something about blisters, cuts, bruises, bodily aches and pains, caused by physical labor, that puts everything in perspective for us as human beings.”


“Even if God demotes you, He is still with you.”


“Your present demotion does not define your future condition.”


“There is always a great purpose behind the pain of God’s demotions.”


“It is better to be demoted by a loving God, than promoted by a self-serving man.”


“God’s demotions often get us ready for His big promotion.”


“God’s demotions are the furnace where we are refined into more usable tools for His glory”


“The trials you undergo carve the road you are meant to follow.”



Resources Mentioned:


The Bible 

The Book of Jasher



Be Blessed and Thrive On!


Sebastien & Elisabeth


About the author, Sebastien

Sebastien Richard is a Christian speaker, author, blogger, copywriter, and leadership expert who resides in Prince Edward Island Canada with his wife (Elisabeth) and three children. When he's not busy reading, writing, or podcasting life-changing content, he enjoys all things comics, family time, and researching cryptozoology.


  1. Aureona Shaw on 09/24/2018 at 8:01 PM

    I really needed this …

    • Sebastien Richard on 09/25/2018 at 2:18 PM

      Aureona, so glad this has blessed you. Be blessed and thrive on!

  2. Hannylyn Gañgan on 07/04/2019 at 7:13 AM

    I thank God for demotion. I was once a master but one day I woke up that I am now a slave of young people. Sad but I need to face the reality of faith that God wants to teach me something.

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