GOD’S PLAN FOR FINANCIAL VICTORY – Part 3
How can we achieve financial freedom? What must we do to live according to God’s plan?
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
There are two steps;
1. We need to transfer ownership of every possession to God;
2. Submit yourself to His total direction.
Transfer of Ownership: A Christian must transfer ownership of every possession to God. That means first him/her, money, and time, family, material possessions, education, and even earning potential for the future. This is essential to experience the Spirit-filled life in the area of finances.
There is absolutely no substitute for this step. If you believe you are the owner of even a single possession, then the events affecting that possession are going to affect your attitude. God will not force His will on you. You must first surrender your will to Him.
If, however, you make a total transfer of everything to God, He will demonstrate His ability. It is important to understand and accept God’s conditions for His operation in your life.
Submission to His direction – Deut 5:32-33 says, “So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land…”
Listen, God will keep His promise to provide every need you have through physical, material, and spiritual means, according to His perfect plan.
It is simple to say, “Lord, I make a total transfer of everything to You.” But not so simple to live out. At first, we may experience some difficulty in consistently seeking God’s will in the area of material things because we are so accustomed to self-management and control. But financial freedom comes from knowing God is your source and you need to submit to his direction.
What a great relief it is to turn our burdens over to Him. Then, if something happens to the car, you can say, “Father, I gave this car to You; I’ve maintained it to the best of my ability, but I don’t own it. It belongs to You, so do with it whatever You would like.” Then look for the blessing God has in store as a result of this attitude.
For further study:
Personal declaration for the day:
Lord, I willingly give all I am and all that I have to you.
Questions for you to reflect on:
What part of you and yours are God’s?