1. Don’t Love Money Or Worry About It
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” (Matt. 6:25-34)
The devil wants you to worry about your finances so that it will drive you from God and make you put your trust in the world Babylonian system. He knows that if you actually follow God, if you actually honour Him, if you actually love Him, if you actually live your life for Him, then He will prosper you. And…
“Blest shall you be when you come in, and blest shall you be when you go out.” (Deut. 28:6)
2. Work With Excellence
“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men”. (Col. 3:23 NKJ)
When you work with all your might as unto God, He is your boss. When it comes time for promotion, it does not matter if your boss is a jerk, God is over him, and He sees your heart and what you are doing. He sees your diligence, motivation, integrity, and honesty. He sees and He will bless the fruit of your hands.
“And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.” (Deut. 28:13 NKJ)
3. Know The Purpose Of Money
“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” (Deut 8:18)
It is not about you, as Rick Warren says in his best seller, “The Purpose Driven life,” it is about what you can do for the Kingdom with money.
4. Know That It’s God’s Money
It’s not yours; it’s God’s money. It comes from Him and He has a much bigger purpose for that money. He wants to multiply that money, but when you get it and you don’t honour Him or you are stingy with it or you’re all caught up with it, He will not bless you with more. He will not give you more because those attitudes put you on the road to destruction. If you’re on a road to destruction, He’s not going to give you more so that you wind up destroying your life.
5. Be Generous
“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor. 9:7)
6. Give Into The Right Soil
See the Parable of the Sower; Matt 13 – different types of soil. Always plant into good soil.
7. Understand The Seasons
You need to realize that there is a time of plenty and a preparation for a time of famine. There are seasons of famine and seasons of plenty; this is absolutely scriptural. Joseph did this when God blest his nation for seven years and with great abundance Isaac sowed during famine.
If you are in a season of famine and you are prospering where you have planted and can be trusted with what you have, you will gain more. Have a spirit of excellence during this time and God will cause you to prosper when the world is failing financially.
8. Prosper Where You Have Planted
Work where you are in the position you are in. Stop complaining to God about your circumstances or playing the “if only” game. Start to prosper where you are.
9. Have Faith For And Ask God For BIG Things
God Is Not Small
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man. The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Cor. 2:9 NKJ)
10. Seek Wisdom
We all make mistakes, but press onto the goal; fight the good fight of faith, and never quit. While you are working on all that, seek wisdom.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Proverbs. 4:7)
Take courses, read books, study the Word – learn what you don’t know and then put it into action. You must keep a good set of books which includes budgeting and planning.