Victory over Poverty!
“Do not love [excessive] sleep, or you will become poor; if you get up and work, you will be satisfied with bread.” Proverbs 20:13
Poverty is a state of being poor, which makes an individual vulnerable to life circumstances. God doesn’t want us to suffer in any aspect of life. However, poverty is not a virtue of holiness. That’s why the bible discourages anything that leads to poverty in our lives. Of course, we have to help the poor in whatever way we can (Leviticus 25:35), but it’s important to remember that poverty is not something we should be embraced if we have the ability and opportunity to work and live a better life.
Our daily righteous living, coupled with hard work, diligence, and God’s blessings, brings prosperity to lives. On the other hand, poverty can be destructive and terrible, thereby wrecks and frustrated destiny. It came into existence when man disobeyed and fell out of divine grace. The death of Jesus brought an end to the power of poverty. He became poor so that we could be rich. As Christians, we must eliminate every poverty mentality that besets us and hold onto the victory we have in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 8:9 says, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake, he became poor so that you by his poverty might become rich.”
God’s desire for you is to prosper physically, spiritually, materially, and in every area of life. A life that truly has victory over poverty will not live in misery but rather become a channel through which others become rich. Your victory over poverty can become evident when you do these things;
1. Live a life of faith, believing in the finished work of Christ. 2. Stand against every spiritual force through prayers. 3. Be outstanding diligent, and skillful in your work. 4. Create time to meditate on ideas or thoughts roaming your mind. 5. Put the ideas and thoughts into action. 6. Cultivate a lifestyle of giving to others 7. Make use of your time wisely and for good deeds.
Do not tabernacle on your difficulties, challenges, or problems; make victory your focus. Be wise, and do not let Satan hold you back. He’s full of deceit. Counter every attack and lie by faith. Live with integrity, honesty, and never lose sight of what God has given you. Proverbs 21:5 says, “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.”
1. I declare absolute victory over every form of poverty in my spiritual life, career, business, finance, health, ministry, etc.
2. Psalm 115:15; May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth in Jesus’ name. Amen