One certainty as believers of the Lord Jesus Christ is that we are bound to succeed. Paul confirmed it when he spoke the very heart of God, “I wish above all things that you prosper…” God rejoices in the prosperity of His people. All things are possible to them that believe in Jesus and His word.
The world’s definition for prosperity is wealth, but prosperity to a larger extent encompasses health, joy, love, peace, eternal life. When everyone is bringing out a proof of their success in life, I would proudly pull out Christ and say, “this is my prosperity and my treasure”, even though I may have the material blessings too. I would show off Christ.
Some Christians believe that seeking financial prosperity is carnal, but this is never true. There is nothing wrong with pursuing riches, but bear in mind that it is God alone who can make a man rich. It is however dangerous if you allow the world and its pleasures to take the place of God in your heart. And that is what Christ used the saying, “it is easy for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven”, to buttress and alarm us that pursuing riches has the high capability of taking the place of God in our hearts. God is a jealous God and He will not share His habitation with anyone or anything, so seek ye first the kingdom of God and any other things (i.e. your cravings) will be added unto you. Be careful, lest you leave God out of the equation and render your life meaningless.
My candid advice to all the young people out there who want to make it BIG in life is that, keep God first place in your heart. When it comes to possession with the heart, I admonish that you possess nothing but CHRIST. Let your heart possess nothing except Christ.
Only one thing is worth pursuing in this life: Christ. At the end of your life, should it be that you have no money, house, cars, property, children and higher education to boast of, I hope that you would be ‘filthy’ rich with Christ. For Christ is an embodiment of all things that man seeks.
God richly bless you.
By: Ameyaw Bernice Ama