Are You Destined for Wealth?
By Sterling & Marti Winterhalter
We believe the answer to that question is a resounding, Yes. You may not realize it but God's plan for our lives is success, prosperity and yes, even wealth. Many people aren't aware of this and unfortunately they struggle financially and often suffer lack. But the truth is, God has promised prosperity to those who seek His kingdom, which just means those who seek God's way of doing things. In other words, those who seek God's Success Formula. The Bible states that God has given us the power to get wealth… that He teaches us to profit… that He's commanded the Blessing upon us, and that the Blessing has the power to make us rich without sorrow.
If all of this is true, then why isn't everyone rich and prosperous? Well, first of all, you can't actually take possession of what you don't even know you have. Lets suppose Nelson Rockefeller left you 10 million dollars in his will but you didn't know about it. Even though you're actually a millionaire, you would still be confined to only living the lifestyle that you can afford based on your paycheck.
Now if you already earn a million dollars per year you probably have enough to support your family well and even help others in need. But if your annual income is less than $50,000 and you live in the United States, you're probably feeling a bit of a pinch just trying to meet your own family's needs, much less help meet the needs of anyone else. In either scenario, you are not tapping into the vast reservoir of resources that you have inherited. You simply don't know what's been promised to you, so you never take the proper steps to obtain your inheritance.
The second reason not everyone is experiencing the financial wealth God has promised is, they just don't believe it's true. The Bible calls it "lack of faith" and also provides us with two important clues to why so many people never actually get the wealth God has promised. In one place in the Bible it says "All things are possible to him that believes". But just think about it, if someone tells you that a rich person you don't even know, out of the goodness of his or her heart, has left you millions of dollars… do you think you are going to just "believe it"… just like that? Or is your response more likely to be "Yeah, right…"
It's going to take some serious effort to really believe a statement like that, isn't it? You're going to need real proof, aren't you? You'll need to see some official documentation before you can buy into something so far fetched. And you'll want to thoroughly examine that bequeath until you fully understand every clause and condition.
My guess is, you'd probably review that document again and again until you're satisfied that it's authentic. And only then would you begin to think to yourself 'Maybe I really have inherited some wealth.' Only then are you beginning to believe. You see, believing is the first step to gaining access to the wealth that God has promised.
Just imagine how many people would simply dismiss this entire notion… that would never even investigate or go through the process I've described above... and as a result, they'd never arrive at the starting point... the point of believing. You see, believing, is the very first ingredient in God's Success Formula.
In our next article we'll discuss how to go from that starting point-- believing God has promised you wealth-- to actually experiencing tangible increase.
About the Author
Sterling and Marti Winterhalter
Are authors of a number of insightful books on prosperity, faith and successful living including their popular electronic and paperback books, "Supernatural Wealth" and "Living The Breakthrough Life". The Winterhalters are also founders of Breakthrough Faith Ministries in San Francisco, CA. http://www.breakthroughfaith.org
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