It doesn’t have to be this way. An unexpected layoff, a hit to your small business as a result of COVID-19, or hourly work eliminated has left you wondering how you’ll pay the bills and if things will return to normal.
Financial famine can leave you drained mentally, emotionally and even spiritually…but you don’t have to accept it.
As a believer in Christ Jesus, you must remember one thing:
You are not subject to the times—the times are subject to you.
That’s a bit of wisdom from Pastor George Pearsons on taking dominion during difficult times. To turn financial famine around, you have to stand your ground in your victorious position in Christ Jesus. No matter what is going on in the world around us, there is a path to prosperity that is guaranteed to Christians who dare to believe.
Turning financial famine around begins with knowing this:
God made a covenant (a promise) with you that ensures your financial success—no matter what is happening around you (Find an explanation of the covenant HERE.)
Covenant prosperity is available to you. It’s in the bank. But you’ve got to unlock it.
It’s time to “remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant” (Deuteronomy 8:18, NKJV).
If you’re facing a financial famine, here is how you can begin to turn it around and take back what the devil has stolen.
First things first…
1. Choose a Belief System
The first key to turning financial famine around is to choose a belief system. Just like walking into a bakery filled with all different types of muffins, donuts and fritters, you have a host of options in front of you when it comes to what you believe—only not all of them are equally sweet.
In other words, to avoid going on autopilot (which usually means going with the most recent flow of society), you have the opportunity to DECIDE which belief system you want to base your life on.
Your best choice?
Choose to believe the covenant between you and God.
It’s very personal, if you think about it. God sealed His promises to you in blood—the blood of His precious Son, Jesus. That covenant includes deliverance from sin, sickness, disease, depression, poverty and lack. Most people are quick to take God up on His offer of salvation, but then leave everything else on the table.
Have you been thrown into a financial famine as a result of what’s going on in our world today?
(Find 5 Simple Habits to Increase Your Finances HERE)
You can change the course of your year by doing one thing—choose God’s system for wealth. Don’t rely on your job, the government, credit cards or a future inheritance. Believe that God is the One who gives you the power to get wealth—and don’t budge!
Stick with the system.
Then, you’ll be ready to…
2. Own Your End of the Bargain
If you’ve overlooked this guaranteed path to prosperity thus far, it’s not too late! It’s the most certain path to turning financial famine around.
God has already done His part. Now all you have to do is own your end of the bargain.
Well, a covenant is an agreement between TWO parties. God, in His goodness, has already delivered on His promise. All you have to do to receive it is this:
- Love Him above anything and anyone else in your life.
- Love others (forgive, don’t judge or criticize, refuse to gossip, be a blessing!).
- Honor God with your finances by tithing. Remember: Isaac sowed in famine and reaped one hundredfold in the same year! A famine can’t stop THE BLESSING of God!
- Make a sincere effort to obey ALL His commands. (Find a list of “Ifs” in the Bible that could be standing between you and prosperity HERE.)
If you think about it, all God’s commands are for our own good. When we obey, life gets better and the door to prosperity swings wide open!
Watch Kenneth Copeland teach you to receive your covenant promises by listening.
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Now that you’re on the path to financial prosperity, be sure to…
3. Raise Your Vision
Have you ever heard people say, “How much is enough?” As in, people should limit themselves in prosperity to what certain people feel is “enough” to live comfortably, but not too abundantly.
A pastor once said, “That’s the most selfish thing a person can say.”
Because it doesn’t consider the needs of anyone else. If people only have “enough” for themselves, how are they supposed to help anyone else? How can we, as Christians, minister to people the way Jesus did if we only have just enough to meet our own needs?
God’s reason for prospering His people is simple—to establish His covenant on the earth and allow us to give to those in need: Those are God’s purposes for prosperity!
To increase in God’s covenant of prosperity, we must be trustworthy with His blessings. (Can God trust you with wealth? Find out HERE.) A good steward stays humble, never forgets God and is a generous giver. (Those are important keys to getting wealth, as well!)
How we handle covenant prosperity is key. If we’ll start giving, if we’ll start taking care of the needs in people’s pocketbooks, we’ll be far more likely to win their hearts. Don’t ever let anyone tell you it’s wrong to want to prosper. It’s wrong for you not to want to prosper when that prosperity can mean the difference between heaven and hell for millions of people.
Let’s Get Prospering!
As you believe God to turn your financial famine around, be expecting increase and set your mind on giving to meet the needs of others, too. Then, stand fast in faith and get ready to enjoy the greatest prosperity you’ve ever known!
Don’t let your current circumstances or the uncertainty of the world today cause you to miss out on God’s perfect plan for you. It’s been said success is achieved through inches of progress, not miles. It’s the small changes you make in your life that will change the larger circumstances. So, start making changes and let’s get prospering!
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