Convincing ourselves that God wants us to be prosperous in every situation is difficult to do. Many times we want to prosper at what we are doing, but feel selfish expecting to prosper. That isn’t how God wants us to think. The covenant that He made with Abraham calls for us to be prosperous. There is no harm in thinking that everything that your hands touch should prosper, and, as a matter of fact, God wants us to think that way.
The story of Joseph is a perfect picture of how the Lord wants us to prosper and what He desires for us to become. Genesis 39:3-4 says, “And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand. So, Joseph found favor in his sight, and served him. The he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority.” Joseph was a prisoner. He had been betrayed by his brothers. He was left to die because his brothers were jealous of what he was capable of. However, Joseph didn’t lose hope in the Lord. He knew that God had favored him, and he continued pressing into the purpose, expectations, and desires that God wanted for him until he was entrusted to oversee all that his master owned. That is a perfect picture of prosperity. Was Joseph rich at that time in his life? No, he wasn’t, but by trusting in the purpose and plan that God had for him he ended up ruling and becoming one of the wealthiest men in Egypt. That is what God wants us to understand about prosperity. My desire for these 21 days is to see each and every one of us understand prosperity and how God has designed us to prosper.
Read Genesis 39-45. This gives us one of the best examples of how God wants us to prosper. No, we may not always be faced with the easiest of situations (I know Joseph wasn’t), but God created us in such a way that we are capable of persevering through anything we are going through in order to be prosperous, no matter where we are. Choose to hope in the Lord as you wait for your mantle of favor to manifest.