How Do We Selflessly (Not Selfishly) Participate in God’s Prosperity Plan?
After examining God’s Word, it is evident that God’s will is not that every believer experience good health or possess great wealth. Our bodies and our things are destined to turn to dirt! God’s plan for us is that we entrust our lives to Him and let Him work in and through us to accomplish His purposes for us. We are to trust Him with our lives, and His Spirit works in and through us to accomplish His will. – “It is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”
Selflessness 101: TRUST HIM (God’s Prosperity Plan)
Thank God for what He has given to you.
“Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:19–20)
Rest in God as your Provider.
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” (1 Timothy 6:17)
Uphold God’s perspective on possessions.
“Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15)
Seek God’s provision in each and every circumstance.
“The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen.” (Isaiah 43:20)
Trust in God and not in what you possess.
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” (Psalm 20:7)
Honor God with what He gives to you.
“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.… Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.” (Acts 4:32; 2:45)
Invest in heavenly treasures not in earthly things.
“You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.” (Hebrews 10:34)
Manage well what God entrusts to your care.
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” (Luke 16:10)