TOPIC: PRINCIPLE OF MOTIVE
“And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong–you want only what will give you pleasure – James 4:3
Why do you want wealth? Can you provide an honest answer to this question? Do you want to keep up with the Joneses? Or maybe you want to just be like the rich fool and “take life easy, eat and be merry”? Ask yourself “why do I really want to be rich”? Your breakthrough lies in the answer to this question; that is, provided the answer aligns
with God’s will.
Here’s the real deal: God wants you to be very wealthy!
But the reason He wants you to be rich is so that you will be a blessing to others. You have to see wealth as a tool for expanding God’s kingdom. When this is your motive, God will surely channel resources through you because He knows you have a passion for His kingdom. God is able
to make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more so that there will not only be enough for your own needs but plenty left over to give joyfully to others (2 Corinthians 9:8)
So the next time you’re knocking on heaven’s door for a financial breakthrough, remember to do a thorough heart check to be certain you have the right motive.
Daily digest: And God is able to make all grace (every favour and earthly blessing) come in abundance to you, so that you may always (under all circumstances, regardless of the need) have complete sufficiency in everything (being completely self-sufficient in Him), and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity. (2 Corinthians 9:8 MSG)
Sweet Holy Spirit, cleanse my heart and rid me of every selfish ambition. Grant me the grace to be a channel of blessing to others and also for the expansion of God’s kingdom, through my wealth. This I ask, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.