I was led to write about prosperity. What I was to write, I didn’t know.
As I thought about it, and looked up a few definitions, I kind of got my answer. When we hear the word prosperity we (most of us) immediately think of wealth – money, homes, etc. But that’s not the whole story.
We don’t need to be wealthy, rich, to be prosperous. It’s more our state of mind. Yep, that’s right. There are many ways, if you stop and think, that we are all prosperous.
- Having a caring, helping family – children that have become honest and reliable – is being a prosperous parent. Being a grandmother/grandfather that your children can still come to, or even your grandchildren. If they are not doing that now, just give them a little time and prayer, and they will.
- You may not have a big, beautiful home, but you do have a place to live, even if it’s only a one room place.
- Did you ever stop to think how things came about, and how you were able to overcome your hardships? That’s being prosperous in life.
I could go on for 100 pages to bring things to your memory that you have been through and succeeded in, even the minor things, that don’t seem like much, but you came out of in good shape. Blessings you received when you needed them.
So you see, we often misuse words to go in one direction, not always the right way. And don’t forget, in every situation that arises, we have our choice as to what to do. We are not bound by a one way street, and we can make a U-turn at any time.
What? You say it’s too late. Guess what? It’s not! As long as you are breathing it’s not too late. It’s your determination to do so that will make the difference in your life. If you don’t know where to state, start with asking God for your direction. Don’t know God? All you need to do is call out to Him, and He’ll answer you. Believe me, I know. I’m not rich by a long shot, nor in excellent health, but I still consider myself prosperous in life because, even though I had to change my life style in certain areas, I’m still here, alive to enjoy the many things God has given me.
I am prosperous!