Principles Of Financial Prosperity
Let me start by asking my readers this vital question; DO YOU WANT TO BE WEALTHY OR POOR? Your answer will determine if this article will change your life or not. We talk a lot about venturing into one business or the other because we want to make profit right? Yes every business man want to make profit but for one to succeed in anything in life, there are laid down principles one must follow.
I will be discussing the principles of financial prosperity with you from biblical perspective. This is a vital topic that can change your life as an entrepreneur if you will abide by the things I will be sharing with you. The Principles of financial prosperity will be a special TOPIC in this page as I will be getting most of my reference from the holy book THE BIBLE.
First, we all know that God cannot lie, read Numbers 23:19. Now God said He will bless His children beyond their imaginations. He said in Philippians 4:19 that “He will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. Now ask yourself; why are some people rich and some others poor? God created all men equal with one head, two hands, two legs, etc yet some seem to be favored than the other. We have even seen situation where some physically challenged people make more money than the physically and mentally strong ones.
Now here this;
Do you know that to be a success or a failure is a choice?
Listen, God have blessed each individual with a gift. He did not create you by mistake. Every man/woman has a purpose while he/she was created. God made all things good. He knows what a particular creature can handle. All you need to do is search out the reason why He created you. Have you discovered your purpose of being on earth? It is a question to ponder on. Now if you are yet to see the purpose of your creation, things might not be very easy for you. He said in Isaiah 48:17 that He is the one that teach you to profit, now do you think He will teach you to profit in what He has not called you?
Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strength instead of your weakness, on your powers instead of your problems ~ Paul J. Meyer
You must know why you where created, it is very important if you must excel in whatever you are doing. Do you know that God hate lazy people? Proverbs 20:13a said “Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty”. Also Proverbs 19:15 said “Slothfulness cast into deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger”. There is a saying no food for a lazy man.
Are you one of those that are waiting to get a good paid job before you can start doing something? You still have parents that are catering for your needs even after training you through the highest level of education so you are not bothered and waiting for their connections to get a job. You are lazy and God hates that, He said He will bless you by the works of your hands. God does not drop money or riches from heaven. He will only bless you through what you do per time.
You are either running with a vision, going on a mission or burning with a passion, If you do not belong to any of these, life is reduced to a burden. ~ Dr David Oyedepo
Now coming to the main topic of the day, do you know everything in life have principles? For a HARD WORKING man to prosper, there are some standards that God have set or commandments that He have given. God wants all men to prosper.
- Do you know that money answers all things? Ecc 10:19
- Do you know that money is a defense? Ecc 7:12
- Do you know that money gives you a voice? Ecc 9:14-16
- Do you know that money is not the root of all evil, the LOVE of money is? 1 Tim 6:10
For you to make it in life, you must note these kingdom perspectives;
- It is possible.
- It is your choice.
- You must be obedient.
“Your passion is a pointer to the problem you are created to solve” ~ Mike Murdock
Here are the things you must do (biblical standard) in other to prosper;
BE A CHEERFUL GIVER
God himself is a giver. He gave us His only son to die for us in atonement of our sin. He loves people that give. It is written in 2 Corinthians 9:7 that “God loves a cheerful giver”. That is why it is stated in these verses that when you give you will not lack and will be giving back also. SOME BIBLE VERSES THAT BACK GIVING INCLUDES; Luke 6:38. Proverb 11:24; Acts 20:34; Matthew 6:1-4; James 1:27. For money to multiply, you must invest it into something right? Now when we give to the poor, we are investing on them, when we give to the church, we are investing in Gods kingdom and every investment we make, He will replenish you more than you have given.
TITHE AND OFFERING
Yes, Tithe and offering. Believe it or not. Tithe is the one tenth of all your income either as a salary earner or a business man or a farmer. It is a command from God. He said in Malachi 3:10 that we should bring all the tithes into His storehouse, that there may be meat in His house, and prove Him afterwards, if He will not open the windows of heaven and pour out His blessing, that there shall be no room enough to receive it.
Proverbs 3:9-10 said 9 – Honor the Lord will thy substances, and with the first fruits of all thine increases: 10 – So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wines. If you don’t pay your tithe, you are robbing God. Malachi 3:8.
HAVE THE FEAR OF GOD
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Psalm 111:10 and Proverbs 1:7. The scripture also said that it is only fools that do not fear the Lord or keep his commandments. Also psalm 112:1 said – Bless is the man that fear the Lord, that delight greatly in His commandments. So for a man to have Godly prosperity, such a man must possess the spirit of the fear of the Lord for only then will he receive the wisdom to get wealth.
MAKE GODLY CHOICES
God is a God of principles and He cannot change His ways to suit a particular man. We make decisions daily. The choice of the decision one make in life per time can make or mar such a one. If you do not make godly choices in everything you do in life, it will affect you negatively in the long run. So before we make some business decisions, we need to seek the face of the Lord through prayer. When making life choices and decisions, you need to ask yourself these questions;
- Does the bible support it?
- Will it please God?
- Is it ethical (Morally right)?
- Is it legal?
- Do you have a God given gift/talent to carry it out?
- What will your spiritual fathers say about it?
- Will it solve a problem for mankind?
- Do you have the resources to carry it out? How do you intend to raise funds?
- Will it fulfill a godly desire that have been planted in your heart?
- Do you have a peace in your inner mind doing this?
- BONUS – Is your spouse in support of it? (For couples)
Until some of these are answered, you should not take that decision.
It is said that “Faith without work is dead”. If we must succeed in life, the conventional way of hardworking should not be sidelined in the name of FAITH. You must be diligent and consistent in whatever your hand finds doing. It is the gift of men that makes room for them. Work to show yourself approved. The bible said in Proverbs 20:13 Do not love sleep lest thou come to poverty. So you must work in other to receive the blessings of God.
SOME DILIGENCE SYSTEM INCLUDES THESE SEVEN ‘Ts’
- TASK: Until your assignment becomes a task, you might not get anything out of it.
- TRAINING: You must be trained in whatever field you wish to engage in so you can compete favorably.
- TARGET: Set a target for yourself and work towards achieving it.
- TOOLS: Know the necessary tools required to achieve your goal.
- TIMING: Always ask God for the perfect time for His time is the best. Ecc 3:1
- TILLAGE: You must work out your own destiny. (Be hardworking)
- TARRY: Matt 24:13. You must always endure. Do not be weary or easily discouraged by circumstances or situations.
In conclusion, I will like you to note this, “Always Think Positive, Be Positive and Positive Things Will Happen To You” Thank you for reading; please I want to crave your indulgence to make God a partner in whatever business you are doing. He is not a failure and will not like to see what He is part of fail. Prosperity is His name. I can see your business taking a new turn once you abide by these principles.
GOD BLESS YOU.
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