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8. You haven’t fulfilled your purpose and destiny.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.
If you are not doing what you enjoy doing you will not prosper. You will prosper when you work at what you love to do and what you were called by God to do.
9. Not understanding value.
You must look for things of quality that will last. What good does it do to buy a cheap couch set if in a few years it will fall apart? Why not sit on the floor until you buy what you want and it is of good value before you spend a dime? That’s where the patience lesson comes in! You will not prosper buying junk nor will you prosper overspending. While it may seem like a bargain when at the local discount store two towels sell for five dollars but when they fray in the washer of what value was it?
10. Ignorance or refusing to learn.
Maybe you think reading a book is too boring but what you don’t know can kill you. If you want to get that next promotion in life then you must learn to advance yourself. You have got to read. True poverty is the inability to read. If you can read you are prosperous.
The bible speaks of wisdom crying in the streets and no one hearing her.
Proverbs 1:20 Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square. 21 She calls out to the crowds along the main street, and to those in front of city hall. 22 “You simpletons!” she cries. “How long will you go on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools fight the facts? 23 Come here and listen to me! I’ll pour out the spirit of wisdom upon you and make you wise.
It says clearly that people perish for a lack of knowledge. In our own country our misunderstanding of the Constitution and our rights as citizens have put us in places of bondage. When you don’t understand something you must seek out the knowledge to that thing. When you don’t understand finances, you end up fearing them or you ignoring them. Either case puts you out of control of your money. When you are afraid to make a move in the financial market you can lose money. When you ignore your finances then all of sudden checks start bouncing and fees begin to accumulate.
Your prosperity is within your control.
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I like this. While I was married my “accused” me of serving God through music more because I liked it than for any altruistic reasons of devotion. Though my reply was, “No, I do it out of passion for both,” it filled me with doubt.
Later during a counseling session my therapist asked me a poignant question, “You mean you’re not supposed to enjoy serving God? So what she’s saying and you’re buying into is that serving Jesus shouldn’t be your highest joy.”
It rocked me back on my heels. I realized I let those with guilt running their lives try to run mine.
To the best of my ability, never again. I will live passionately and put in everything I have to be in the moment.
By the way, I meant “my wife accused me” … 🙂