Finances are important in every person’s life. Prosperity is a sum total of every blessing and is inclusive of financial blessings.
God would have us blessed because there is a lot of good we can do when we are financially blessed.
The word of God makes it pretty clear what the will of God is for the believer.
So, if anyone is still asking whether God wants me financially blessed as a believer or not?
Here is an answer from the multitude of answers the bible supplies us with:
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 1:2
I think it is simple enough to understand that ‘all things’ should also include your finances.
Another scripture says:
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” 2 Peter 1:3
This is another scripture that reveals the truth about an aspect of our inheritance in Christ. It says that by God’s divine power, he has given unto us ‘all things’ that should concern us in order to make our physical lives efficient, just as the spiritual aspect of it is settled.
So, just in case you are doubting and thinking this is only a New Testament concept; here is a verse you might have heard before:
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11
If God wants you to have peace and have an expected end; that is, a future that is of good report and glorious, then I think your finances will definitely play a good part in bringing this to pass.
Now, that God wants us to prosper in everything that we do is no news. It has been his intention right from the time he created Adam and Eve, and blessed them saying, “Be fruitful and multiply”.
From that time forward, we have seen the prosperity of God manifesting in the lives of the men who believed in and walked with him. And all the times we see these blessings manifesting physically, they have always come with wealth and riches.
In fact, the psalmist says this of the believer:
“Wealth and riches will be in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.” Psalms 112:4
Often, this is the fear of believers, and this is a suggestion born out of fear and from the devil.
They say things like, “Lord, please don’t give me too much money so I don’t forget you”, or they say, “Riches will distract you from the things of God”, but these same people pray behind closed doors for a financial deliverer, and envy every rich person they meet.
But here is the psalmist revealing a dimension of possibility that a believer can be wealthy and rich, and still have time for God.
For how will you help the needy if you don’t even have enough for you and your family?
How will we do the work of God and take the gospel to the nations without finances?
This should be our mindset when we ask for a financial breakthrough from God.
God wants you to have everything you need, not just for yourself, but also for his good works. The bible says that every good and perfect gift comes from the Father above, and it doesn’t come with sorrows. The word of God also tells us that the Lord is the maker of all things, and as such, he desires to give these to us for an inheritance.
Don’t shy away from the blessings of God. He gives us these things for our good.
Although all these blessings are for the taking, there is however one requirement that God always looks out for before a man can enjoy a financial breakthrough in his life; God looks at your motive.
Let me explain. The bible says that we are blessed to be a blessing, why? Because we are heirs of Abraham, and what applies to him also applies to us. God told him:
“I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.” Genesis 12:2
This is God speaking to us as well. We are blessed to be a blessing to others.
And how do we know that the desire of a man to have a breakthrough and turn-around in his financial status can be hampered because of his motive? This verse reveals it to us:
“When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” James 4:3
As much as God wants you to receive of his immense riches, he will never give you if your intentions are wrong.
So, as you pray for the dimension of finances manifested in your life, ask in faith and with the right motive. God is willing to give all things to us.
His word says, “Ask and you will receive.” [Matthew 7:7]
So, take advantage of his word of provision and proclaim his blessings over your life. God is a provider, he has already provided all your needs. You need not continue to suffer and have the good works in your hands truncated for lack of resources.
Tap into the limitless resources that God has made available to you financially. Breakthrough in your finances today!