Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
3 John 1:2 KJV
It is God’s desire for you to prosper in all ramifications of life. Unfortunately, it seems like some people have conditioned themselves in certain ways that inhibit progress in their lives.
For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
Matthew 26:11 KJV
The reason the poor will remain poor is because they will never listen; they will always have their own opinion. They hear and refuse to hear or forget what they’ve heard.
It’s insanity to expect change and continue in the same routine. If you want progress, you must edit yourself with what can produce that kind of desired result.
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
Proverbs 1:5 KJV
It’s very important to note that poverty is not God’s design for man but man has chosen to be poor by refusing to heed the instructions that generate and sustain wealth. Wise, wealthy people are quick to learn, readjust and adapt to principles that work. They never give in to failure or what isn’t right.
Poverty is first a mentality before being a lack of cash. There are so many tested and proven wise principles on earth, but a poor man will observe these principles and still not change until he changes his processing.
I have always discovered when you give the poor money, they will always be poor because poverty is working in them as a structure.
They think what they need is money but they don’t even realise that poverty will always be closer to them than their skins until they shed off the mentality.
Poor people have a character of extravagant spendings. They spend to feel happy in themselves, instead of investing to build a world that can help them subsequently earn money.
Someone said: take away, ‘L’ from the word, ‘LEARN’ and you have the word, ‘EARN’. In other words, if you truly learn, you will earn.
In corporate organizations, people get further trained to build capacity for more responsibilities and with that promotion is earned. The quality of services you offer will determine the quality of your earning. So, start learning something that can help you offer better solution to your world.
Organise yourself rightly and refuse to be stuck with who you are that isn’t creating the kind of future you should create. Choose to be flexible to the right knowledge. By this, you will get better results out of your life.
Greatness is not for those who work at their convenience; it is for high achievers – those who know how to leverage on people that have something to offer, manage them, rightly apportion duties, meet and beat their targets and so on.
Every examination is timed. That you finished an examination when the papers have long been collected doesn’t mean you won’t fail. You’re considered successful for finishing with the right answers within the allocated time for such examination.
Some people are so stubborn to foolish things and/or things that haven’t birthed any positive results for them. Some others appear to be careful because of the fear of failure and/or rejection and this has made them steer clear off taking giant strides that are necessary for next level progress.
It’s simple: if you take a risk that doesn’t yield as expected, you aren’t at loss; you just succeeded in learning how that idea doesn’t work. If you keep trying, somehow you will find out how it works. Push yourself!
What you are learning might not be convenient but it will make you earn better. That where you are coming from is a convenient place doesn’t mean it’s the best. It’s simply because you have been there for a long time and have created comfort from it.
All successful people think alike. If you aren’t thinking like them, then you’re treading the path of the ‘unsuccessfuls’. Learn, study and apply principles that work and you will get the results they get.
Choose to succeed in life. There are better things you can accomplish and more people you can help. We don’t want to be wealthy because we want to lavish funds and live extravagantly, but to be better sources of help in sponsoring the course of the kingdom and be blessings to our generation.
A tree produces fruits, but it doesn’t eat of its fruit. The river produces water but doesn’t drink of the water. Humans have been created to be a blessing to offer services to others. Don’t be selfish. Don’t try to live for yourself; live for others.
The moment you get lost and think more for others, you start earning because people are going to appreciate you for the services you render. You will grow as they show gratitude. All those who think only about themselves really cannot grow so great. Those who think more for others naturally grow.
You’ve been planted in a wealthy place – Christ. Manifest!
Pastor Preston Idoro.