Updated: Jan 27
3 Steps That Will Ensure Prosperity
I want to demystify the process of partnering with God because it's really simple. I know sometimes people like to make things seem complicated to make themselves appear deep, but that's not helpful to anyone.
Below I share the simple, yet effective steps on how to partner with God.
Tip #1 - You Must Agree
Your agreement with God is more important than you know, and it is logically the first step. You are a ruler on the earth because God gave you dominion. (If you're interested in unpacking all that, check out my Kingdom series on YouTube). Since He gave you the legal right to rule down here, you have the right--though it might be unwise--to exercise your authority and not agree.
When you agree with God, you demonstrate your faith in him because it shows that you trust Him and recognize that He knows best. It also allows you to follow His will and receive His blessings. Agreeing with God is also essential because it can help you stay focused on Him and live a life that is pleasing to Him. Ultimately, you are aligning your heart and mind with His; this can help you avoid temptations to steal back control and receive His grace and peace.
"All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one" -Matthew 5:37
Tip #2 - You Must Obey
A few days ago, I posted a YouTube video about a warning dream God gave me. Long story short, in the dream, He told me that the kingdom of darkness was planning something to stop me from succeeding. He prompted me to pray against it when I woke up, and I obeyed. Sometimes we look for grand things to obey, but most of the time, we only need to do the simple things. So my prayers were an act of obedience. By praying, I used my Kingdom authority to forbid the hosts of darkness from waging war with me. And because I'm submitted to God, the gates of hell cannot prevail.
Obeying God is crucial because it shows our reverence and respect for Him and allows us to experience His blessings and protection. By following God's instructions, we can live a life that is pleasing to Him, and that brings us closer to Him. Additionally, obeying God allows us to receive the benefits of His grace and mercy and the assurance of eternal life with Him. Ultimately, obeying God is an act of love and faith that allows us to experience all the good things He has in store for us.
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land; but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” -Isaiah 1:19-20
Tip #3 - You Must Act
Agreement without action is just lip service. While many agree with God, some stop there and never use their efforts to partner with their agreement. Essentially, a verbal agreement is just that, but when you act, you demonstrate that you believe. I've learned that God gives all of us opportunities to succeed and that He is fair. While our options might not look like the next person's, we still have them. What trips people up is their refusal to take the necessary steps to success.
For example, God downloaded several strategies this year to increase my visibility, credibility, and influence. One of the strategies was starting this blog that you're reading. Interestingly, the idea came as a simple fleeting thought while I was in the middle of another major project. The thought wasn't loud, but it was clear. Within myself, I said, "that is a good idea," but what if I had stopped there? What if I didn't start the blog? Well, we can suppose that what God wanted to do with my words wouldn't be prosperous, but because I believed Him, I started the blog and will continue blogging until He says stop.
I give you that simple example to show you that it's not enough to say God gave you an idea. You must use your actions and resources to partner with Him. It's not always going to be convenient for you, but I'll be the first to tell you that neither is success.
"For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building." -1 Corinthians 3:9
Let's Wrap This Up!
Friend, God wants you to have great success not only because He's your Father and He cares for you, but because as King, His reputation is on the line. However, you have the power and legal right to reject His success plan.
I leave you with Deuteronomy 30:19
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.
I've made a wwwhhhooolllleeee lllooootttttaaaa money agreeing with, obeying, and acting on God-ideas. Take a listen!