We have all heard countless messages on prosperity from various Men of God. These messages, even as they are being preached all over the world have the same principles. If you have paid close attention, it is the same things that very popular Pastor is saying that your Pastor is also saying; and every other authentic Man of God out there.
“God wants you to prosper in health and in wealth. Health, wealth and every other form of prosperity has been made available through Jesus.” But you will agree with me that there are periods when we aren’t experiencing plenty like we want and it seems the whole thing Pastor said in church isn’t working, even after “faith-ing” it to our limits.
For a faith filled christian, these could be the possible reasons your pastor’s messages are not working.
You are not Sowing
If after your Pastor’s message, you were fired up to go and prosper but you didn’t take any action to sowing a seed, you shouldn’t really expect a bountiful harvest. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Gal. 6:7).
Why do I have to sow a seed? Well, in the natural, if you don’t sow, there will be nothing to harvest, no matter what the best motivational speaker has to say. The same applies in the spiritual.
There’s a law of “Seed time” and Harvest. When you have little, you should sow the most. It is called “Sacrificial Giving”. Remember the story of Elijah and the Widow at Zarephath (1 Kings 17:7-16). She only had a handful of flour and oil, she gave it out, and with the little oil left, God prospered her.
If you are expecting financial prosperity, like most of us do. Money, Money Money. Have you freely given or blessed someone with the little you have? You want to prosper in health, are you planting seeds that will eventually bear the fruit of disease.
You are not doing anything
Psalm 1:3 concluded with “and whatsoever you do shall prosper”.It means a person will not prosper if all he does is listen to messages, pray and go to church. There is definitely more to it than the spiritual. You need to engage the physical as well and be excellent in doing so. Spirituality is not an excuse for Mediocrity and they are not synonymous in any way.
You are not tithing
Interestingly, some christians don’t like to talk about tithes. If you are one of those that feels it is an old testament thingy, you should renew your mind.
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
That’s God speaking there. He will prosper those who pay their tithes and rebuke devourers for their sakes. If you are looking for that big breakthrough and abundance in prosperity, you just might want to consider starting with these.
The bulk of the work to living and having the prosperity that God promised us lies in our hands; after all, it becomes ‘our prosperity’ at the end of the day.
A fourth point. No matter what you hear from now till tomorrow, if you don’t believe it and consciously set your mind to it, it won’t happen. You are what you think. If you are mind finds it difficult to believe in prospering, then it might not happen anytime soon. As a man thinketh in his heart, so he his. Think positive, think riches, think positive health. Think prosperity
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