Want 5 Keys to Turn Your Trial to Prosperity?
Make it Through the Storms of Life with 5 Positive Keys
We all face challenges in life. Different trials come at different times for each of us. That is simply part of life. However, when these trials of life come, they are often so overwhelming that it can be hard to see a prosperous future in the midst of the storm.
Financial trials in the form of job loss and huge debt are all too common. Illness and life threatening health issues are a struggle for many. Marriage, relationships and families are falling apart. Tragic accidents and people dealing with crisis in their lives are reported on the news daily.
If you are facing some type of challenge in your life right now, these five keys of trust in God will help take you through the trial.
T – TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME. In the midst of a storm it is enough just to get through today. So do just that. Live one day at a time and put your focus and energy on what you can do today. Today’s challenges need to be dealt with today. Matthew 6:34 teaches us not to borrow trouble from tomorrow. God’s grace is sufficient to help us overcome whatever trial may occur in our lives today and tomorrow.
R – REMEMBER ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD. People fail many times on the path to a prosperous life. Current trials may be from personal poor choices or from a storm that is just blowing through life. However, God did not create you to fail but to prosper. We are assured in Romans 8:28 that all things work together for good to and for those who love God. Trust Him even in the midst of the storm. He has a good plan and purpose for your life.
U – UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU WORRY! Worry is destructive and will not help your situation. In Matthew chapter six alone, Jesus commands us many times not to worry, but to again trust God. Think of times in the past that God has supplied and helped you overcome a difficult time. Let that encourage you. Know that God is big enough to again provide help for your needs of today.
S – START EVERYDAY WITH PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING. We already read that worry is out and trust in God is in. So how can we take steps to do that? In Philippians 4:6 we are told not to be anxious about anything. But that in everything we are to let our requests be made known to God by specific prayer requests with thanksgiving. Prayer and thanksgiving to God puts our trust in Him. In verse seven it goes on to say that the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will then guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.
T – THE LORD WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU. It is not uncommon to wonder if God is really going to come through or if He has left the scene. But in Hebrews 13:5 God promises not to fail or leave us. Then in verse six we are told to confidently and boldly say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”.
Every person alive on this earth is going to continue to go through trials. That’s just life. These storms God allows in our lives are temporary. So take comfort in knowing that no matter what you may be going through, God’s got your best interest in mind. Take His promise to heart. He makes all things work together for your good if you love Him. God wants to fulfill His purpose for you and your trust in Him will take you through the trial and into prosperous times.
Enjoy growing prosperity as you put your trust in God!
P.S. Have you had a time when God helped you through a storm? He is currently helping me as I deal with the challenges of a teenage daughter! If God would have left me during this trial, I know I would not still be standing…but I am still here! :0) Feel free to share and leave a comment below…
Keeping Secrets Keeps You From Prospering
Are Your Secrets Preventing You From Prospering?
Our potential to prosper in life is hindered by our hidden feelings, attitudes, and ideas. Our secrets burden us. Keeping secrets equals keeping stuck. Anything hidden has power over us because we fear it may be found out.
The choice to keep our inner selves shielded and a secret to others is ours to make. Risking vulnerability from sharing who we are takes strength, and a great deal of courage. With the exception of God, we can never be certain that those we open up to won’t betray us. However, we can be certain that the things we keep hidden will haunt us. Our secrets kept in the dark prevent our personal growth and prosperity.
You can be free from the power of darkness. First John 1:5 says God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. The reward of total honesty and bringing secret things into light, is greater intimacy with God, ourselves, and others. Truth and honesty makes possible a level of friendship that vanishes self-doubts and turns all situations into opportunities for greater happiness.
You may be tempted today to keep some secrets. I encourage you to let the light of God shine on your hidden motives and dark places. (He knows them already anyway.) Sharing and being honest with those we are close to will relieve us of burdens that only weigh us down and keep us from prospering in life.
First John 1:6 says that if we say we have fellowship with God, but walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice truth. It then goes on to say in verse seven, that if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
So whether you look at this spiritually or naturally, when we deceive ourselves and keep things secret, we hinder our spiritual relationship with God and our natural relationships with people from prospering. Allowing others to really know us creates greater opportunities for growth and happiness. Only when we open up and tell the truth do people trust us. Honesty is a quality that will assure growing prosperity in our relationships and in our lives.
Enjoy growing prosperity as you walk in the light and live a life of truth!