THE SECRETS OF FINANCIAL & CAREER SUCCESS
How children of God can experience abundant financial blessing in the midst of falling economy and excel in their careers among strong competitions!
At the beginning of year 2014, my wife and I were left with about N10,000 Nigerian currency equivalent to USD$60. Our business had gone low at the end of the year 2013. As we entered the year in 2014, we needed money to revive our business, to take care of our family, and for the ministry God has given us. So we concluded to seek for loan from a friend; we needed about N500,000/USD$3000. I asked a Christian sister to assist us with the loan and she agreed to do so. Before I collected the loan, I discussed the matter with a family brother who discouraged me from taking the loan; he said we should continue with the little we had. We prayed and believed God wanted us to start the year with the little we had and trust Him for everything.
So I did not bother the beloved sister for the loan, but she supported us with N100,000/USD$600. With this we started our business again, trusting God for everything and following Him daily as He leads. As we are ending the year 2014 in few hours now, God has blessed the business greatly that it now worth more than N5 Million/ USD$30,000. What are the secrets behind a $600 business turning to more than $30,000 within 12 months? That is what I want to share with you here:
Isaiah 48:17, “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer,
The Holy One of Israel:
“I am the LORD your God,
Who teaches you to profit,
Who leads you by the way you should go.”
SECRET 1, KNOW JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD. “I am the LORD your God”
There are three sources of blessings in this world: First is GENERAL BLESSING – this is blessing that God give to all generally. You get a good job, doing a good business, using the wisdom God gave you to do great things in life. Yes, this general blessing is from God to all men, both Christians and non-Christians, good and bad, believers and non-believers. God showers His rain upon all. But two things about this general blessing – it is limited and it can be truncated by Satan. The second source of blessing is SATANIC/SINFUL BLESSING – this blessing comes from Satan either by his demonic means of rituals, occult power or by sinful means. If you falsified your age to get a job, falsified information to get a contract or a blessing; if you gave bribe to get job, contract or anything that turns to your blessing or if you get involved in immoral things to gain a particular blessing, such blessings are from Satan.
Those who do money ritual or join occult to get earthly blessing and you who lied, gave bride, cheated, collected bribe, falsified information, document or got involved in unclean means to get blessing are in the same category, you are in the same category with those in illuminati- same source of blessing: SATAN. You can be boasting about of God’s blessing, riding big cars, paying your tithes, but you are simply deceiving yourself, Satan is still your master unless you repent. Can you examine yourself and check all the blessings you got this year and all your possessions that none is gotten in a sinful way or by un-biblical means? How will you meet God at the end of your life or on the rapture day with sinful-gotten blessing still in your possession?
The third source of blessing is BLESSING FROM GOD. The truth is that anybody can get general blessing, anyone can get satanic or sinful blessing, but it takes being a child of God to have genuine blessing from God – it is pure and peaceful, full of the joy of the Lord, righteousness and contentment! Jesus Christ must become your Lord before His Spirit can be leading you.
Proverbs 10:22, “The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.”
You can get general blessing in abundant in this life and end up with eternal sorrow in hell fire for ever, you can get satanic/sinful blessing greatly and succeed in this life, but the end is eternal sorrow in hell fire, but the only blessing with no eternal sorrow is the blessing from Jesus Christ.
SECRET 2: SEEKING THE WILL OF GOD. “Who teaches you to profit”
You can be a child of God and yet not making progress in your business or career, the reason might be God’s time has not fully come or you are not seeking the will of God or anything else. But I notice that many genuine children of God are not succeeding in business or career because they are not seeking the will of God. Many believe that seeking the will of God is majorly for ministerial or marital issues, that when it comes to business, you do your calculation and apply your human prudency. That is the reason many wonderful children of God are limited because they live by their limited human wisdom.
Jesus Christ told us that the Holy Spirit would teach us all things, this include your academy, career and business. If you do not seek the leading of Holy Spirit before you choose a course in school, before you choose a career, business, before you get a job or relocate to a place, if you use your own limited wisdom, and then you fail at the end, the Holy Spirit will still be there to comfort you, He is a Comforter and He is a Great Teacher also.
A Christian brother who gets two jobs at the same time; one offers $300 monthly salary, the other offers $2500. If you were the person, what will you do? Do you need to pray about this before choosing? Is wisdom not profitable to leading that you don’t need to quote Bible before you know that $2500 job is the best for you? But the brother prays, God leads him to take the $300 job, and he obeys. In a short time, he is promoted with higher salary more than $2500, and on the other hand, the company that offered him $2500 salary has collapsed with the economy crisis and all their workers lay off with no benefit.
God has a master plan and purpose that leads to great profit and success for all His children, but if you don’t seek to know that plan, how will you prevail in your business and career by your strength in this corrupt and occult generation? If you are choosing by your wisdom or by what many people are doing, you will end up not making it, and you will begin to think your failure in business or career is because you are a child of God.
It is the Spirit of God that can teach us to profit, not your own wisdom. But many would say, “But I sought the face of God before choosing the career or the business, yet I am not making profit or progress.” But I will also need to ask you, are you seeking God’s will continuously in the process” Did you seek the face of God before you change your location, before you adjust the business, before you partner with another person, before you embark on another project?
The secret is that, for a child of God who wants to hold on to righteousness and make heaven at last to succeed financially and in career in this devilish and corrupt world, he or she needs to seek the will of God every day through prayer and meditating the Word of God on their business and career – IN EVERY DAY, IN EVERY STEPAND IN EVERYTHING!
Do not be moved by the wave of this world but by the Word of God!
SECRET 3: OBEYING THE LEADING OF GOD. “Who leads you by the way you should go.”
God is leading all His children by the way they should go in their business, in their career on what to do, where to go, what business to start, how to start, how to do it, but only few are obeying, and these are the few who eat the fruits of obedience.
There is a place, a particular thing to do, and a particular way to do it that will lead to profit. There is a way that seems right to a man but it leads to failure. When we simply obey the leading of the Lord, then success is sure! You may ask, “If it is as easy as this, why many children are not making it or why many are compromising to succeed?” Why do children of God ignore the leading of Holy Spirit when it comes to their career and business? The reasons are:
(i) Because the wisdom of God sounds foolish. When God led us at the beginning of this year not to take $300 loan to start business but move on with nothing, it would have sound foolish. When God told Gideon to return thousands of soldiers and go with only 300 men to a great battle of millions soldiers, it seemed foolish. When Jesus Christ told the people at the wedding of Cana to pour water to wine bottles, it also seemed seriously foolish. If you relate the leading of God sometime to human wisdom, it will sound humanly foolish. But Mary told people serving at the wedding of Cana, “Whatever He says to you, do it” John 2:5. That is the secret of success in business and career. Whatever the Spirit of God leads you to do after you seek His will, please do it. Take note of what He says to you personally, not another person.
(ii) Because of fear of inconveniences and what people will say. Sometimes, God’s leading is not convenience, but it is always profitable. If you don’t want to leave your so called “comfort zone” you may never get to your promised land. Do not mind what people will say if you move in line with God’s leading, because when it leads to success, they will come back to rejoice with you and learn.
(iii) Because of fear of failure. Many children of God are ignoring the leading of God because of fear of if it fails. Since the leading in the first instance sounds foolish, there is possibility of fear of failure, but it takes walking with God by faith to follow His leading. God led Abraham to leave his country, so also God can lead you to leave a place, a career, a job, a business, etc. God can lead you to wait, to walk, or to work; God can lead you to stop or to start, He can lead you stay or to move. He can also lead you to do His work first before you pursue your career or business. You must know God’s will for your life and obey it.
How To Discover God’s Leading In Your Career and Business
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.” Romans 8:14
If you are a genuine child of God, who has repented, confessed and forsaken your old sinful life and started a brand new life in Jesus Christ, you have the Spirit of God dwelling in you. Now, how will you know the leading of the Holy Spirit as regard your business or your career? Simple! The same way the Spirit of God leads you in your spiritual life when He tells you to go and read your Bible, to pray NOW, to fast TODAY; the same way He leads you in your ministerial life when He tells you to go and preach to someone, to intercede for somebody, and the same way He leads you in your marital life, that is the same way He also leads His children daily in business and career.
Since our business and career are not as important as our spiritual life, as our marital and ministerial life, then God’s leading in business and career is even much simple and easy, if we have been obeying God in our spiritual life, marital life and in the work of God.
To succeed in your business or career, you don’t need to be “smart”, do not compromise into sinful or satanic activity, but simply surrender to Jesus Christ, trust in Him, seek His will daily in everything, and obey just as He leads!
As we enter into the new year, God has a great plan and purpose for you, you must obey Him to possess it, put Him first, seek His kingdom and holiness of life above your business or career success, seek to read your Bible and pray daily first thing before doing any other thing. Seek to do His work in His kingdom as your priority in the New Year, do not pursue earthly things with what God blesses you with, but use the blessing for His glory, and great shall be your eternal joy!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
This is a summary of the topic, we trust God to share the 7 secrets comprehensively in the New Year and print it in a book for free. But you can prayerfully move with what we have shared here and experience abundant blessings of God more than before.
God bless you and Happy New Year in advance!
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