Have you ever get a D or HD grade from your report card given by your lecturer or professor in school? D is for Distinction and HD is for High–Distinction. The feeling was awesome at the moment you receive your report card. This was my feeling when I received HD and D from my Post Graduate Diploma in Organizational Psychology in one of the Graduate Schools in Singapore.
The feeling was awesome because the hard-work, and efforts were paid-off. For me to get these grades in my Post Graduate Diploma, I had to invest a lot of time in doing projects and presentations; sleepless nights as I am working full-time in the morning; and even study harder.
No hard-work; No results; No Distinction. Good to have a decent grades in your report card but Best if you could apply it in your workplace or even in your life aptly. What is the basis of “Distinction” in your life and workplace if u had not proven as such?
When you apply for a job for an instance, these grades will just be good in your curriculum vitae, which carries your–a more detailed academic background. It could make you for an advancement in the interview. Especially, fresh graduates. The only basis the HR will look upon, is your academic background as you do not have work experience. But still, you have to prove it, in as much as you could prove yourself with your ability.
A feeling for a Moment.
My feeling of awesomeness was only for that moment. The Distinction that I received, doesn’t guaranteed my promotion. I still need to prove myself that I deserve a promotion, by putting a lot of effort, hard work and commitment to the best of my ability.
Then what is this Distinction in school all about? Prestige? Respect? Fame? Honour? Higher profile? Better than the other? No. All these things you have to earn work hard for you to gain. Your Distinction in school doesn’t waive your sacrifices, sufferings and commitment to prove yourself to others. That is only academic. You still have to prove yourself. Full stop.
But God is giving us a blessed Distinction, which you do not need to invest a lot of time, sacrifices and hard work to get it. You do not need to prove yourself. It is freely given to us, Christians by our Faithful Saviour.
“ ‘But on that day I will deal differently with the land of Goshen, where my people live; no swarms of flies will be there, so that you will know that I, the Lord , am in this land. I will make a distinction between My people and your people. This sign will occur tomorrow.’ ”Exodus 8:22-23 NIV
Distinction is a promised of God to His people.
In Scripture, Exodus 8:22-23, the Lord is telling Moses of what God’s divine plan to Israelites to show His wonder and faithfulness to Israelites. That He will make His Distinction between His people (Israelites) and Egyptians. To prove them that He will bring Israelites out from misery–that He is omnipotent–that He is the Lord (Exodus 7:5).
The Distinction that speaks Protection and Security.
But the Lord will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and that of Egypt, so that no animal belonging to the Israelites will die.’ ”Exodus 9:4 NIV
The Lord promises His protection over our household– our livestock. That No plague of Hailstorm; plague locusts will ever destroy ours. Our job is secured. Our business is protected. Our finances is covered.
The Distinction that speaks Favor and blessing.
Tell the people who men and women alike are to ask their neighbors for articles of silver and gold.”
(The Lord made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people (Israelites), and Moses himself was highly regarded in Egypt by Pharaoh’s officials and by the people.) Exodus 11:2-3 NIV
This is the amazing wonder of the Lord to us. We, Christians, are distinctly and blessedly favored. The word Favor is a big word for us from God as it defines eternal blessings to us.
His wonder and favor proves His distinction over us, that as He favors us and so with favor of man. “And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.” Proverbs 3:4 NKJV.
God’s Distinction is His Faithfulness to deliver His promises to His children— favor of God and man is gratuity. While Distinction in academic is you have to prove yourself for you to get these favors.
Thank you, God for my Distinction from You through Christ Jesus!
All glory to God💞
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