You have to eliminate and remove and assault and attack any idea tht God wants you poor or sick, or that His purpose for your life is in anyway served by your poverty.
God loves you and wants you to live in prosperity, abundance and wealth. God wants you to have a life of good things.
God is big and huge and is not afraid of plenty. Everything God makes grows. Tiny little seeds become corn. Tiny little acorns become huge oaks. Tiny little sperm and eggs become 6′ 4″ humans. Baby crocodiles hatch at eight inches long, then grow to as large as 20 feet. Everything God makes grows. The whole universe is expanding. Your bank account should be growing, Your assets should be growing. Your life and influence and reputation and abundance should be growing. Life is increase because life comes from God and God is all about increase.
Look at nature – it grows. The only time nature is not growing is when people are in charge of it. You have to work hard to stop nature growing and taking over your house and garden!
A seed becomes hundreds of seeds! Each of those seeds becomes hundreds of seeds. Dave Duell, my spiritual father, used to say “I can count the seeds in an apple, anyone can, but no one can count the number of apples contained in a seed”. LIFE IN ABUNDANCE! INCREASE IS GOD’S WILL.
If you want to keep living, you need to grow. People die when they stop growing. Retirement is a terrible idea, people travel less, move less, think less, learn less – and they stop living. Then they stop living. No – keep growing.
I was a school teacher for many years and one of the main topics of conversations was how many years or even decades people had until retirement. They wanted the retirement age for teachers to be lowered. They wanted to do nothing, learn nothing and grow nothing. I cannot understand why anyone would want to retire – I love doing what I do, and I love it even when it challenges me. Days away from the single largest (and most expensive) meeting I have ever held, I feel some things on my back, but I am being stretched which means I am growing. I never want to stop that. I want to grow, to increase, to do more, to be more.
Imagination either slows you down or speeds you up. It either stops you advancing or leads you into new places. If you want to be more, you need to do more, if you want to do more, you need to know more. The more things you have, the more money you have, the easier it is to grow. So many people when there is a problem want to retreat – they want to regress, but we are designed by God to life – to grow – to advance – to learn the new technology – to understand the new culture – to embrace the new generation. Money and riches are not there to pile up – they are there to invest in dreams, to learn more, to life more, to do more, to change, to grow.