Now that we have a better understanding of what prosperity is and that God desires for us all to prosper, let’s look at some more ways we are called to prosper. God calls us to prosper in every way imaginable. He wants us to succeed in everything that we do. That means spiritually, financially, in our workplace, with our family, and any other aspect of life we are in. He also calls us to be fully committed and fully submitted to His will for our lives in order to bring us into the FULL prosperity that He desires for us. So, that makes me think, if we are prospering well already, are we sure that we are fully committed to Him and stepping into the fullness of prosperity that He desires for us? A really good example of this is the story of Job.
Job was a very prosperous man back in his time. He was wealthy beyond measure. He had thousands of animals, 10 children, a very large household, and so on. It says that he was the “Greatest of all the people in the east” (Job 1:3). What happened then? Was he living in the fullness of his prosperity that God desired for him? The story of Job goes on to tell about all the tests and trials that he goes through from losing all his wealth and property and possessions, to even losing all of his children. Through all of his tests (that the devil was allowed to put him through) he never once cursed God for the things that happened to him. Yes, he definitely got down on himself and asked God why this would happen, but he never blamed God for anything. Job 36:10-12 says, “He also opens their ear to instruction, and commands that they turn from iniquity. If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. But if they do not obey, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.” That is a pretty divine thing to say to someone that had been living in prosperity his entire life and had always been a Godly man and loved the Lord. So, what does that tell us? God had a bigger plan of prosperity for Job than he had already been walking in!
Job 42:10 says, “And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed, the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” GOD MULTIPLIED! Once he endured the test and remained faithful to the Lord, everything he had doubled! Through all the tests and trials that the Lord let Job go through, he was able to get to a place where he trusted in Him, had more faith in Him, and was able to obey Him more. That brought him into the complete fullness of prosperity that God always desired for him.
Tell the Lord that you are ready for Him to show you the fullness of prosperity that He desires for you. Tell him that you are willing and ready to make the sacrifice to obey Him FULLY in order to step into your prosperity!