You hear a lot about prosperity these days on faith based television. Prosperity isn’t just about how much money you have. If you have a lot of money, but cancer wreaks havoc in your body, in my estimation, that’s not prosperity. Therefore, true prosperity positively impacts every area of your life. True prosperity means that you want for nothing. Lack is not a part of your experience. How do you get to the place where you prosper in every area of life?
- Make sure your soul is prospering. III John 1:2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” We spend so much time working on our external appearance that we sometimes neglect our souls. Sometimes we allow ourselves to become too busy in an effort to avoid working the internal issues that we need to address. On the contrary we need to spend time with God and take time to reflect on our internal emotional state.
- Get the right people around you. Psalm 1:1-3 says, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. … And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” If you want to prosper, you must have good, solid , godly people in your life. These are the people who will keep you accountable and spur you on to greatness.
- Be obedient to the Lord. I Kings 2:3 says, “And keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself.” Obedience causes you to attract prosperity to your life. Consistently keeping God’s statutes brings blessings and favor your way and leads to prosperity.
- Be generous. Proverbs 11:25 says, “The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.” If you give generously to others, then you will receive generously from the Lord. If you don’t receive a blessing from the person you blessed, don’t despair. The law of reaping and sowing always works, and God is your source.
- Trust in the Lord. Proverbs 28:25 states, “Those who trust in the LORD will prosper.” The converse of that verse is those who do not trust in the Lord will NOT prosper. Trusting in God will help you to prosper because through faith and patience we inherit the promises of God (Hebrews 6:12).
- Meditate on and confess the Word frequently. Joshua 1:8 says, “This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night. Then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and thou shalt have good success.” When we meditate on the Word, that builds our faith to believe that we will receive the very things that are indicative of a prosperous life. Make sure you confess scriptures pertaining to prosperity often if you want God to prosper you (Mark 11:23).
Who doesn’t want to be prosperous? If you implement these keys to prosperity, the Word of God says you will be prosperous indeed. Again, prosperity is more than having a lot of money. Granted, we do need it to live. However, life is so much better when our souls, our spiritual lives, our finances, our vocational lives, and our personal relationships are prospering all at the same time. That’s what our Heavenly Father wants for us. That’s the vision we should all have for our individual lives. The Bible says that we can have that. Do you believe it? Believing it’s possible is the first step to seeing it come to pass in your life.
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