Everybody is in some form or another trying to achieve success and riches. Money is what drives this world, it is what determines where you will live, what you will eat and the kind of possessions you will own. The problem for many of us who are searching and striving to achieve success and riches is that it is becoming harder and harder to do so and we tend to wear ourselves out before we are ever able to achieve our goals.
What is the secret to achieving true riches and success?
The truth of the matter is, that true riches only come when we stop looking to get rich and successful and instead focus on serving God and striving to help others with the mindset and heart of Christ. This may sound very weird or odd and may go against everything you have been taught by business gurus, school and life but its true. The key is to focus your goals on helping others and in turn the blessings and riches that you have a desire for will come to pass. True riches goes beyond just money and materialistic things, it is rather the combination of this and the fulfillment and happiness that you receive from blessing others .
The Bible is a great resource that has much information about how to become successful and lead a very blessed and happy life. It tells us in :
Luke 6:38 “Give and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full–pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”
Proverbs 28:27 “Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”
Psalms 37 3-5 “Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you.”
We see that from these few verses that the Lord calls us to seek Him, love Him and do as He has instructed us to do and He will take care of us. He will provide us with wealth and success and will turn everything we put our hand to successful.” The more we are willing to give of ourselves to bless others the more this brings glory to God and the more God will be willing to bless us and give us true riches not only here on earth but up in Heaven as well.
It is very important to remember that the love of money is the root of all evil, any riches and success garnered by your own hand by selfish motives and means will not be filled with happiness or joy and will ultimately lead to destructive behaviors. Riches and success gained through helping others, fearing God and giving of yourself will bring true joy and happiness.
Additional Scripture Verses
Matthew 6:33 “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
Proverbs 22:4 “True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.”
Passage of the Day
Deuteronomy 28 1-14
My Prayer Today
Heavenly Father I thank you so much for your goodness and blessing upon my life. I ask father that you would forgive me for having selfish motives and for foolishly running after and trying to garner riches and success through my own strength. I pray today Father that you would direct me onto the right path to success and blessings, that you would send people my way that I can help, bless and show your love. I thank you father for showing me that wealth and success mean nothing without Godly desires and motives. I thank you Father today for blessing me and for using me to bring glory to God. Amen