In my last post, we started looking at the great subject of how to escape financial problems and frustrations. And I believe you were impacted by that post.
In this post God will also be showing you another escape route from financial problems. My charge to you is not to neglect what God will be communicating to you through this post.
“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;”Heb 2:3
Asking God in prayer is a principle in the school of prosperity. God has given us an open cheque to ask for whatever we desire, including wealth and riches, with an assurance of receiving.
But there is something about asking, that I want us to examine in this post.
If your request must produce an answer, there is a how to position yourself.
YOUR MOTIVE IS A KEY
Many years ago I ran a seminar on success principles and I tried to invite a man I used to know around my neighbourhood, but to my amazement he didn’t want to come. His excuse was that he could pray. So I showed him this scripture, for him to see that there is also what to know for prayers to be answered.
“You want things, but you cannot have them, so you are ready to kill; you strongly desire things, but you cannot get them, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have what you want because you do not ask God for it.
And when you ask, you do not receive it, because your motives are bad; you ask for things to use for your own pleasures.”Jam 4:2-3
When motives are bad, our request for prosperity is denied. As a result we suffer financial problems and frustrations.
This calls for a serious analysis of our reason or reasons for prosperity. It is said that when purpose is unknown abuse is inevitable.
If God must commit Himself to your quest for wealth and riches, then you must come to Him with strong and pure reasons.
“Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.” Isaiah 41:21
God wants to give you wealth and riches but He wants to be sure you’ll use it judiciously for the betterment of humanity.
EVERYTHING DELIVERS ON THE PLATFORM OF LOVE
Every promise of God in scripture delivers when our love for humanity in place.
“One of their religion scholars spoke for them, posing a question they hoped would show him up: “Teacher, which command in God’s Law is the most important?” Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself. THESE TWO COMMANDS ARE PEGS; EVERYTHING IN GOD’S LAW AND THE PROPHETS HANGS FROM THEM. Matt 22:36-40
Every promise, prophecy,scriptural injunction and principle will deliver on the platform of love; love for God and humanity. When your reason for financial breakthrough is to contribute to betterment of humanity, then you have committed heaven to perform.
TRUE LOVE BLESSES OTHERS
“Then all the nations will be arranged before him and he will sort the people out, much as a shepherd sorts out sheep and goats, putting sheep to his right and goats to his left. “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why: I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.’ “Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me–you did it to me. “Then he will turn to the ‘goats,’ the ones on his left, and say, ‘Get out, worthless goats! You’re good for nothing but the fires of hell. And why? Because– I was hungry and you gave me no meal, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was homeless and you gave me no bed, I was shivering and you gave me no clothes, Sick and in prison, and you never visited.’ “Then those ‘goats’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or homeless or shivering or sick or in prison and didn’t help?’ “He will answer them, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you failed to do one of these things to someone who was being overlooked or ignored, that was me–you failed to do it to me.’ “Then those ‘goats’ will be herded to their eternal doom, but the ‘sheep’ to their eternal reward.”Matt 25:32-46
There are thing, (including wealth and riches) that God already prepared for you from the foundation of the world, but you only gain access into them when your motives align with that of God.
“And when you ask, you do not receive it, because your motives are bad; you ask for things to use for your own pleasures.”Jam 4:3
It is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich, and the condition for accessing His blessing is your willingness to be a blessing to the world around you. “I will bless you and make your name famous, so that you will be a blessing.” Gen 12:2
It is the largeness of your heart towards the less privileged that will ultimately determine the level of financial liberty you enjoy.
Friend, as long as your heart is closed towards the less privileged, the financial struggles and frustrations will continue.
True love is defined by the willingness to give. “For God loved the world so much that he gave…”John 3:16
This is the escape route: your willingness and readiness to be a blessing to the world around you. Not living for self, not desiring wealth to oppress others or to show off.
God who gives the power (ability) to get wealth is the God of purpose; and this is His reason for blessing people. “I will bless you and make your name famous, so that you will be a blessing.” Gen 12:2
Let us align ourselves with His purpose so that we can escape this scourge of financial problems and frustrations.
To your prosperity
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