Being In Position for God to Bless You
I’ve talked a lot about financial freedom in the past month (note that a lot of additional material can be found in my Financial Freedom book).
Here’s the mistake a lot of people make. They read about finances in the Bible, and God’s desire to bless them. They may even start obeying the Bible by becoming a giver. But they never get themselves position to be blessed.
What does that mean?
Think about it for a minute. How is God going to bless you? Is it by raining money down on you? No. Will someone walk up to you and hand you a check? Not likely. A lot of people feel that’s the way God will answer their prayers because they hear about a minister that happened to. Remember, ministers are often supported by free will gifts from those they’re ministering to. That’s part of God’s design for taking care of them.
You may work at a job or you may own a business. That’s your primary means of support. God will bless you through your job, your business, or possibly even through an investment.
Be the absolute best employee you can be. You’re a light who shines in darkness. This means you should be the absolute best, most reliable worker they have on stuff. You should be the one who complains the least and is most likely to pick up the slack to help out when needed.
In your business or in any investment, keep an ear for God’s still small voice to move you in a specific direction. It only takes one idea to make a fortune. You may invest in a property about to increase in value. You might come up with a marketing idea that dominates your industry.
But look at the key here…YOU must be doing something already. Things don’t just fall on you out of the sky. You have to active and taking action. You have to put your hands and your mind to use. And you have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone and do things you would normally do.
For me to get out of the debt I was in required me to learn about the Internet. When I was first getting started, I worked my butt off to learn about websites, generating traffic, writing emails, etc. It was a lot of effort along with trial and error. My success definitely didn’t come overnight, but it came in time.
“The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.”
The key phrase above is that God will bless everything you put your hand to. This means you’re putting in effort. You’re the one doing the work. He is simply blessing what you do.