Ideally, there is a desire to have everything we fancy, in addition to our essentials, at our disposal at all times. God has a different perspective. Assuming that we were all flourishing, and overflowing with everything we needed and wanted, some may be elated, but very few would remember God. Regrettably, some of us forget that we NEED God, until impossibility kicks down our door, and sits in our favorite chair. Often when fear floods our emotional timeline we seek God. God becomes our refuge only when we covet or require something. Imagine a relationship where the person only called or visited when they were in desperate need. This is the crux of faux love established on a broken foundation.
This artificial relationship is based on lucre not love, commas not commitment, and prosperity rather than praise. Perchance, the decline in our spiritual walk, during tough times, is due to the inconsistencies in our relationship with God. Indubitably, I know exactly how it feels to be penniless. Quite frankly, I am my most vulnerable when I have a financial deficit; however, when in need, God has the opportunity to show me who He is. He has my undivided attention at this point. In 2 Corinthians 12:9, we are admonished to rejoice in affliction and lack; “But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Initially, my reaction to lack was shock, panic, fear, doubt, and the other counterproductive feelings that accompany. To the contrary, Paul declares that he will boast in his weakness, which in turn will cause the power of God to lie gently on him. Rarely, do we say, “I am so impoverished, ill, malnourished, or stressed right now; thank you Jesus for your power, and grace!” The internal, and often external dialogue is, “Poor me”, “Help NOW!”, and “Why doesn’t God care? In retrospect, consider that it is God who blessed us with the breath that we frequently use to murmur.
I am expecting a spiritual surge. This surge is not only indicative of a rapid financial breakthrough, or healing many areas of my life, but a speedy incline, because of my patience, and faithfulness. My complaining, crying, and complacency does not move God. In fact, I am persuaded that my whining is rather annoying to God. Conversely, when I put on my big girl panties, and my war clothes, to prepare for battle in the spirit realm against those thoughts that attempt to consume me, I am sure He is pleased.
For instance, when my thoughts pronounce, woe, and fear; I counter the argument with gratefulness and evidential expectancy. The “Woe is me!” mindset, gives the enemy an opportunity to say, “Did He really say you have to pay your tithes?”, “Did He really say, ‘thou shalt not steal?’”, “Doesn’t God want you to be happy?” Liar. He prefaces his statements with doubt, which catches my attention, because I’ve allowed the thoughts to cause emotional instability. I will no longer lose battles that I have the power, with the help of God, to win!
I am eagerly expecting a surge. With my thoughts, feelings, and actions under my subjection, I eagerly await the promises of God. The saying of many, “God will never put more on you that you can bear” is a lie. God loves a broken and contrite spirit. I often experience situations that felt like they are going to take me out of the game, but divinely, God surges my spirit with love, joy, peace, and yes prosperity. As I bring myself under subjection, and actively wait on God, I will experience a new level of spiritual surges that are going to blow my mind.