Psalm 75:5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck. 6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. 7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Promotion comes from the Lord not from men. God is wanting to promote many of His children but very often their gifts will take them where their character cannot uphold them. Character has sometimes been described as the kind of person we are when no one else is looking. How are you behind closed doors? The right things we do behind closed doors is usually what God looks at to promote us. What He sees in private He rewards openly. Live a life that honors God behind closed doors. Only charisma needs an audience; real character does not. True godly character means you are godly wherever you are and whoever you are with not to get applause but because it is right. We are not performers or people who have a public life and then a totally different private life.
Ps 101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. 3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.