Growing Prosperity – Get Yourself Prepared to Prosper!
Grow Financially as You Grow Spiritually
a process that…
requires starting at the beginning.
This means we have to prepare to prosper.
First we have to lay the foundation…
and then build on it.
Build a Strong Foundation to Prosper
Think about it. You would never try to build a house without first laying a foundation. It doesn’t matter how excited you are to finish the house so you can buy furniture and decorate, you must take time to put down a solid foundation first. Otherwise, you’ll soon find you’re living in a house so unstable, it comes tumbling down.
Now, that’s simple advice, isn’t it? Anyone with a little common sense knows it.
Yet why is it then, that in the spiritual realm, people make that mistake over and over?
We so often get excited when we see a blessing God has promised us in His Word. And we are so eager to have it, that we can find ourselves ignoring the foundational basics of godly living and pursue just that one thing.
This seems to be especially true in the area of prosperity. Out of desperation for a quick financial fix, people often pull a few prosperity promises out of the Bible and try to believe them, but without allowing God to change anything else in their lives.
Then of course, when it doesn’t work, those same people end up disappointed. And many will also then come to the conclusion that it just wasn’t God’s will for them to prosper.
Grow Financially as You Grow Spiritually
In preparing to prosper we need to come to the understanding that it is God’s will for all of His children to prosper.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.” — 3 John 2
Notice that this verse doesn’t just say ‘I want you to prosper.’ But it says, ‘I want you to prosper as your soul prospers.’ Financial prosperity is tied to the prosperity of our mind, will, and emotions.
We grow financially as we grow spiritually. How can we expect to handle financial prosperity without being spiritually mature? God knows how dangerous it is to put great wealth into the hands of someone who is too spiritually immature to handle it.
“The Prosperity of fools shall destroy them.” — Proverbs 1:32
You don’t have to look far to see evidence of that fact in the lives of people who have acquired financial riches apart from God and His ways. Most of the time, such riches just help people die younger and in more misery than they would have if they had been poor.
Why? Because they use their wealth to sin in greater measure. They often use their money to buy illegal and addictive substances and pay for an immoral lifestyle that eventually destroys them. So, when people gain wealth and use it to sin, it results in doing them more harm than good.
In light of this, it’s easy to see why God wants us to increase financially as we increase spiritually. In order for our prosperity to bring us blessing and not harm, we need to outgrow our fleshly foolishness.
Get Busy Growing and Prosper
“Okay, okay,” you say, “But I need financial help fast!”
Then quickly get busy growing and building your foundation for prosperity.
How? By finding out what God says in His Word and doing it. You see, the foundation of prosperity is a continual lifestyle built on the Word of God. It is doing, thinking, and saying what His Word says.
Financial miracles and breakthroughs can happen at any time, but that doesn’t mean we stop growing spiritually and building on the foundation. Godly prosperity is the result of putting God’s Word, all of it, not just the parts about financial prosperity, first place in life.
Make no mistake about it: Growing prosperity continues when we apply these principles on a daily basis and not just because we want money. We always put ourselves in position for increase when we seek after God and do things His way. Go now and build your foundation, continue to grow spiritually, dare to believe, and you will surely prosper.
May you get yourself prepared to prosper and live a life of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –