Have you ever wondered?
"What are the Secrets to being Successful?"
Or maybe you thought, "Are there any Key Principles for achieving True and Lasting Prosperity?"
The Bible contains numerous prosperity scriptures that provide insights and instructions for reaching our true potential. When diligently applied, these key principles create a prosperity atmosphere surrounding our lives. I strongly believe that when we are in the right place, doing the right things, with the right frame of mind, then God moves on our behalf.
God's instructions to Joshua, Israel's new leader after the death of Moses, provides us with seven key principles for achieving "Good Success". By applying them to his life Joshua was able to lead the children of Israel to victory after victory as they conquered the land of Canaan.
In four short bible verses, Joshua 1:6-9, these prosperity principles are revealed. As you read them consider these questions:
"Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." (Joshua 1: 6-9)Prosperity Principle 1: Be Strong
Strength is developed over time. It takes repeating the same exercises to develop strength.
Joshua followed Moses for over 40 years before he was deemed ready for leadership of the group, but he exhibited leadership throughout his tenure as a chief lieutenant of Moses.
We must not attempt to lift too much too early. We must start believing God for the penny loafers, before we can trust him to give us "alligator shoes". Strength comes with practice.
Prosperity Principle 2: Have Courage
Just being strong is not enough. Oftentimes, we possess the ability, but lack the resolve to act. Having Courage is about facing our fears and moving on in faith.
Prosperity Principle 3: Listen to Your Spiritual Leaders (Fathers)
God provides us with spiritual Elders or Fathers, those who have already been strong followers of God. They have shown the ability to believe God and move forward. We are encouraged to learn from them and to follow their example. Joshua listened and learned from Moses' example.
Prosperity Principle 4: Study God's Word for Yourselves
Individual Bible Study is very important. Although, others can teach us godly principles, we must remember them for ourselves. Hide them in our heart and Meditate on them day and night. The devil, our enemy, may attack us when we don't have our bible handy or when we can't call someone for help. Then we need to know the Word for ourselves.
Prosperity Principle 5: Follow God's Instructions
Often we know what to do, but we won't follow instructions. Just in case, we maintain a "Plan B" as if God's instructions won't work. Don't turn to the "Right or Left". Stay Focused on God's plan for our life.
Prosperity Principle 6: Start Doing and Make Your Way Prosperous
Once we know what to do, then start doing it. Nike didn't invent the phrase "Just Do IT". God did it first!
This is a walk by faith, not sight or feelings. As we go, we start to charter new ground and to possess new territory in our lives. By going in faith and with a confident belief in God, "We Can Make Our Way Prosperous."
Prosperity Principle 7: Don't Be Afraid or Puzzled
We can't be Afraid or Puzzled if things don't work as soon as we planned.
The bible says, "Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise." (Hebrews 10:35 -36).
We must keep our confidence and wait on God to fulfill his promises to us.