The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 28:8 (NKJV)
God has commanded a blessing on you, according to Deuteronomy 28:8. He gives you the power to make wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18) and to be successful in every area of life.
So, don’t buy into the idea that poverty and lack somehow pleases God more than success.
Actually, if you believe that you’re destined to struggle in every area because you’re a Christian, that belief will sabotage any chance you have for success.
You need to know that having less influence, money or success doesn’t somehow make you closer to God. Get that picture out of your head! Remember, Heaven isn’t a garbage dump—the streets are paved with gold! And God’s will is for us to have Heaven on earth. I’m not saying that your driveway needs to be paved with gold, but let that picture of abundance in Heaven challenge your idea of what God’s will is for you.
If you feel condemned when you succeed, you have misbeliefs about success. The good news is that you can change these beliefs by finding out the truth in God’s Word. Meditate on Deuteronomy 28:8 today. You need to understand that you have God’s permission to succeed and that He wants you to succeed—financially, relationally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
It doesn’t matter where you live, the colour of your skin or the language you speak. God wants you to succeed, and if you’ve given your life to Christ, you’re empowered to prosper in every area of life.