“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” 3 Jn. 2
T he programme of God above all things is that you should prosper. Not above some things or few things but above ALL things. This is God’s ultimate desire for you. Prosperity is God’s will. That is His agenda for all believers including you. God is eternally committed to your prosperity. And the good news is that the devil cannot do anything about it…
“The counsel of the Lord that shall stand”Pro. 19:21 ” For the Lord of host hath purposed who shall disannul It ? And His hand is stretched out, who shall turn it back? Is 14.27
God has purposed that you should live a prosperous life. That is His counsel for you. It is time to rise up and lay hold on God’s ultimate for your life.
He said concerning you “wealth and riches shall be in his house”. Ps. 112:3
This is His plan for the righteous. And you are that righteous person once you are washed in the blood of Jesus.
To make this plan good in your life. He has also put in place strategies that will help you achieve this.
The beloved, there is no Naira, no dollars in heaven, all the money you desire is here on the earth. Money will never fall from the sky or heaven. That is not how God prospers.
God has planned that you should be wealthy, but you must work out His plan for it to become a reality.
“But thou shall remember the Lord thy God, for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day”. Deut 8. 18
God gives power to get wealth. In helping you to realize your destiny and heritage of prosperity in Christ, God gives you power to get wealth. The word power here connotes-ability. Inside every child of God is the ability to prosper.
“For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. After a long time the Lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talent more. His lord said unto him, well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord …” Matt. 25:14-30.
There is a deposit of heaven in every believer that should make him or her a prosperous personalty on the planet earth. “He gave to every man” “He gave”, God has given you. There is something on your inside that will change your financial world for better. He has empowered you to prosper. What you do with the empowerment will determine what happens at the end of the day. He has given you gifts and talents. There is no untalented or ungifted person in the kingdom of God. Your God-given gifts and talents are your high way to a prosperous life.
They are there. God will never take them away from you. “For the gift and calling of God are without repentance” Rom. 11:29.
God has strategically programmed your prosperity to the use of your gifts and talents. There are what I call “3 Ds” of Prosperity, which will help you make the most of God’s deposit in your life.
THREE “Ds” OF PROSPERITY
Recovery in finances begins with a discovery. Those who are willing to discover will recover. No matter what you have lost, this time you will recover all in Jesus’ name. You need to take time out to discover what God has put in you. The gift of God is there deep in the inside of you. There is a gift God put in you that should make the world seek after you. You have something to offer the world, for which they will be willing to pay you in return. There is something the world is waiting to benefit from you that will cause money to come your way.
Money comes essentially to people for solving problems and meeting needs. There is a gift in you that will meet somebody’s need, solve a problem for somebody. That will make them give you their money. Money will come your way in exchange for services and goods that you can deliver.
Are you gifted in the area of music, acting, fashion designing, teaching? Or yours could be in sales. As you deliver these services money will come to you. “A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth”. Pro. 17:8.
Nothing opens doors of prosperity like gifts, it will take you to high places. “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men” Pro. 18:16
Your gift will make room for you in the world of prosperity. It is your highway to a world of prosperity and abundance. You will not miss your place in life in Jesus’ name.
Many are struggling today in vocations and careers they are not gifted for. Many are in certain business they should not be, some should not even have anything to do with going into business because they are not gifted in this area. This is the reason many are frustrated. Can you imagine a woman that can’t stand the noise of children going out to open a Day Care Centre for children; she would end up a frustrated person. Friend you are a champion in your area of gifting.
Your gift is the natural endowment in you, this is your point of strength. You operate without much effort in your area of gifting, its just part of you. Make the discovery, it is worth it.
Once you have succeeded in discovering your gift, it is wisdom for you to develop yourself along this area so as to make the most of it.
“Wherefore I put thee to remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God which is in thee” 2 Tim 1:6
Talented footballers and musicians spend hours practicing to perfect their skill. Train, study and know all you need to know. Basketball legend Larry Bird became an outstanding free throw shooter by practicing 500 shots each morning before he went to school.
The secret of success is found in our daily agenda Champions don’t become champion in the ring, they are merely recognized there. The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his time when it comes.
“Neglect not the gift that is in thee” 1Tim.4:14.
Whatever gift God has blessed you with, it’s for you to bless others with. It is in using your gift to meet the needs of others, and to solve people’s problems that money will come into your hands. Wealth does not fall on people, it is created. You are to use your gift to create yours. From the scripture quoted in Matt.25. Those that prospered and profited from what was given them, went and traded with same.
Trade the same not another person’s gift, don’t try to be somebody else. Don’t wish you were gifted in some other areas. Your gift is good, it can take you places if you give attention to it. The problem most of the time is not what we don’t have but what we are doing with what we have.
Do something with what you have. Stop looking around to other people’s gift and wishing “if I had that sister’s gift, life will be more comfortable”. Comparing yourself with others is not wisdom. Be yourself. You’re unique. Trade what you have. Don’t just go around the town talking about it. Do something worthwhile with it.
As a gifted singer there is somebody waiting to be blessed by your music, who will in exchange pay you for it. People pay so much to watch footballers play. Go out and put your gift to work. There is a market for it. Don’t let what you studied in school lock up your destiny. Some study certain courses they are not gifted for, as a result they do jobs they are not enjoying and therefore can’t really be effective. And that is why they are poor.
Finally responsibility is the price for greatness. You need to wake up and look inward. Discover what God has put on the inside of you. It’s a pointer to what you can do effectively and successfully. Discover it! Develop it! and distribute same for a prosperous life. It is truly your hour of prosperity in Jesus name.