The Variables of Success and Prosperity (Part 2)
Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.
– Deuteronomy 29:9
The pursuit of success and prosperity has led many into subscribing to career or professional paths that run contrary to their natural strength and divine gifting. So many people have chosen perceived high-profile professions with the aim of gaining wealth and fame thereby. But this has often proved counter-productive, as they neither found happiness nor success in what they do. Instead, frustration sums their days and clouds the joy they could have derived from doing what they were made for.
Meanwhile, contrary to popular belief that you have to do certain businesses or practise certain professions to be prosperous, the passage above tells us God says what needs be done is to keep the words of His covenant. In other words, He is saying keep the terms He spelt out in His engagements with our forbears in the Bible, both in the old and new testaments, then you will be prosperous – irrespective of what you do as career or business!
God has declared that silver and gold are His, the same with the earth and all that exist on it. And whoever He pleases He blesses with the resources of the earth, irrespective of the person’s race or vocation.
For emphasis, God-given prosperity does not depend on what you do. To God, the job or business you do is immaterial, as He can bless anything, no matter how menial, as long as it is legal and not injurious to the wellbeing of others. God can make a meagre vocation a high-income earner. The key is to be engaged doing something, not staying idle, and to diligently keep His rules for living. That way, your prosperity is sure.
You will succeed in Jesus Name!
- The Variables of Success and Prosperity (Part 1)
- Benefits of Wisdom (3): Creative Genius
- How to Achieve Success in the Marketplace