Growing Prosperity - Why Do the Wicked Prosper While the Godly Suffer Lack?
People have been asking this for thousands of years.
When challenging times come, unfortunately God often gets the blame.
Are you going to be found guilty of bad mouthing God when trouble comes your way? I know I have had to repent for this.
I also know that while I was busy feeling sorry for myself and questioning God, my situation only grew worse.
Once I decided to adjust the attitude of my heart, stand steadfast, renew my faith in the Word of God, and cry out to him for help, things started to improve.
How's the Attitude of Your Heart? We really need to take inventory of our own lives, especially the condition of our heart, before we dare even think to step out in arrogance and pride to judge God; which we should never do.
Look at some of the people complaining about not prospering back in the book of Malachi.
They were found speaking harshly against God; claiming to obey His law and yet failing to profit, but saying the wicked disobey and prosper.
The people said they were obeying God's laws.
Yet were they really? If we take a look, we see they would go through the motion of what was required, but it was not out of love and honor for God with the right heart attitude.
For instance, if they did give their tithes and offerings it was not the first and the best; it was the unwanted, rotten and moldy.
Their giving was not with a cheerful, thankful heart out of love, honor, and respect to God; who all provision comes from in the first place.
They were just going through the motion.
God is after your heart.
Where's yours? It may look by the appearance of some people, as if they have it all together and are prospering, even though they are living a sinful life and don't honor God.
A certain measure of success can be reached by following natural laws, however, without God it is impossible to truly prosper.
You Qualify for Prosperity You have the opportunity to experience a full and complete life with God and prosper in every area.
He wants you to experience an abundance of life on earth and in Heaven.
In Matthew 6:10 Jesus told us to pray "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven.
" There is no poverty in heaven.
God's will is that all his children prosper spiritually, physically, and financially.
"Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.The abundant prosperity of God comes to those who obey His commandments.
" - 3 John 2
As long as your heart is right, God doesn't have a problem with blessing you.
If you have greed in your heart or poverty thinking in your mind, let God clean it out.
Renew your mind to God's Word concerning prosperity and let Him reveal the mystery of sowing and reaping.
God gives you the ability to gain wealth so that you can help establish His covenant.
Get your heart, thoughts, words, and actions lined up with the Word of God.
A Special Book in Heaven In Malachi we also see the Lord make a book of remembrance for those who fear Him and who meditate on His name.
He then reminds us that there is a day coming, that the righteous will be lifted up as jewels, and the proud and wicked will be put down.
Serving God brings rewards in this lifetime and in heaven.
Don't let yourself get distracted with what the unjust are doing.
Stand steadfast and don't give up, because your labor is not in vain.
Prosperity comes through faith and patience.
Don't throw in the towel just because your prosperity has not yet fully manifested or because trials come your way.
Adjust your life as needed as you continue moving forward.
The bottom line is this: We'll never know all the answers in this lifetime, but we know enough to keep us busy a lifetime.
It takes faith to please God and the just live by faith.
They don't just 'try-it-out'.
So now go get busy doing what God says, because my Bible says if you do, blessings will come on you and overtake you.
May your heart chase after the things of God and your life be full of growing prosperity!