Each one of us has a desire that’s deeply and firmly rooted in our heart. It is innate for us to want our life filled and overflowing with good things. Many times people may misconstrue this as greed but such mindsets are only brought upon by a poverty mentality that conditions one to think that there is a ceiling to what the world thinks you should have. Do not be misled friends, you are destined to be wealthy – you just need to believe it and desire it so that it manifests itself in your life.
What is it that children do when they want something? Pray. We too can pray for prosperity and expect to receive it because we know we are rightful heirs to it. You heard correctly, we can and should have riches and only our own thinking can stop this from coming into manifestation. Did you know that many great men and women have practiced the principles of abundance prayer in their lives and it came to pass? It doesn’t matter who we are. If we only knew the power we hold inside of us, we would be amazed at how our lives can turn out to be.
Few people know who Jabez is – indeed there are about 4 lines written about his life in the whole world and it is only found in the Bible (1 Chronicles 4:10). As far as prayers for prosperity goes; his’ rank among one of the best. This was his prayer: “Oh, that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!”
Jabez is Hebrew for ’cause of pain’ – imagine that your own mother naming you ‘pain’. It did not stop Jabez from reaching and wanting more out of his life. He cried out to God for enlarged territory and blessings which we can read as increased influence and favor to surround his life. Observe that he did not stop there. Jabez asked God that he may not be what his name said he was – a source of pain. His short biography ended well as we see in the last line of the verse: God granted him what he requested.
What can we learn from this man’s success story? Anyone can be prosperous. Have faith not just in the power of God to bring it to pass, but in His goodness to want that for you as well. Many times it is not a question of whether God can; but if He will. Know that He will because you are His creation and this world was made for us to enjoy. When you pray for prosperity, do not forget to pray for the grace that you also not be a cause of sorrow for anyone else.
To be prosperous is easy once you know your God personally. Understand your place in the world and be bold in seeking Him – you will find that the outpouring of your blessings will naturally overflow to other people’s lives as well. Remember, you were born to not just for success – you were born to be significant.