If we are called to prosper (which we all are) then how do we prosper in the place we exist or live? Acts 17 talks about God predetermining our time and place. Knowing that God can meet you at the place that you have been positioned is very key to understanding prosperity. The promise and covenant that God established with Abraham says that we are all, who are part of that covenant, meant to be prosperous. Again, what is prosperity? Prosperity is a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition. Does that only mean money or material things? Absolutely not. There are many ways that God calls us to be prosperous. In Genesis 26:12-14 it says, “Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So, the Philistines envied him.”
There was a famine in the land where Isaac was living. In the midst of any famine, there might be a requirement to move to gain your next level of prosperity. You must hear the Lord on where to go. Instead of Egypt, God chose the Philistine portion of that world. Now, of course, this doesn’t mean that Isaac did everything right. He repeated the same mistakes that his father Abraham did in that same land. Out of fear, Abraham had given Isaac’s mother, Sarah, to the Philistine king. Isaac did the same thing with Rebekah. He told the king that she was his sister instead of his wife. Regardless of that, what he did do was heed the Word of the Lord when it came to where he was supposed to be and the word of God says he “Began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous.” Your mistakes do not stop your prosperity. If you will listen carefully, God has a plan.
Read Genesis 26! Verse 12 says, “Then Isaac sowed in the land and reaped 100-fold!” The Lord blessed him. I think you should stop and pray this. See how God reestablishes His covenant with Isaac to see him prosper and become very prosperous. Ask the Lord how you are supposed to heed His Word in order to be in the proper place (even having to confront your enemies) to become prosperous. Isaac had to redig wells and let go of past levels of prosperity to enter into future levels of prosperity. He had to get past the well of anger, the well of contention, and the well of quarreling. Isaac had to come into a new, broad space where he could prosper in a new way. Isaac had to dig a new well! He then had to find his place of worship.
Part of the covenant that God established with Abraham was to make us successful and thrive in whatever situation that He places us in. We don’t need to be ashamed of being prosperous. Too many times it seems like the church frowns upon prosperity. Prosperity is a necessity in all of our lives, and it is our right, through the covenant that God made with Abraham, to be prosperous. Keep pressing into prosperity.