The Almighty Creator made a wonderful planet for mankind, one filled with enormous wealth. He had always wanted man to have the best of lives. God delights in the prosperity of His servants (Psalm 35:27). His pleasure is to have man fellowship and serve Him, and live prosperously as it was in the Garden of Eden when He created man. But this has not always been the case.
There are a lot of guys out there struggling financially, finding it really difficult to make ends meet; many are in dire situations the Almighty never intended for them. What could possibly have accounted for this? Why faced with poverty in the midst of abundance?
King Solomon, several years ago, thought of one of the likely causes of this anomaly. He said, “The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.” (Proverbs 29:13). The wisest king, to have ever lived, wholly diagnosed this problem. According to him, the poor and the deceitful man have one thing in common. They share a common problem. Both have issues with their sight; they can’t see well. The eyes of their understanding are closed.
To Solomon, the deceitful man uses dishonesty to have his way because his eyes are closed to better ways of living a worthy life. There is an excellent way to make wealth but the deceitful man is oblivious to this. And so he requires enlightenment from God to see them, and to amend his ways.
According to the wisest king, the poor too have the same problem. Their eyes aren’t open to the riches present around them. They can’t see the glorious opportunities right in the places of their abode. They are clothed with rags in places of great riches. The king said, the problem of the poor isn’t a lack of resources but real enlightenment to acknowledge the abundance within his reach.
Wealth comes by making good use of the resources at ones disposal to solve problems. Therefore, as you solve more problems your get wealthier and wealthier. In simple terms: money is the reward for relieving a person of his or her problems or meeting others’ needs. Surprisingly, there are a lot of problems around. The world is currently faced with numerous problems it had never faced before; there are so many needs to be met, and equally abundant resources which could be harnessed to meet these needs.
In the light of all these, why then should one be poor?
Strange as it may seem, it isn’t at all; because lots of us are faced with similar challenges. Most times, we go looking for answers to our problems from afar when they are just close by. Hagar and her son were dying of thirst in the vicinity with water. She had to have her eyes opened by God to see the well of water close by, to satisfy their need (Genesis 22:15-19).
The Wisest King further stated: “Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.” (Proverbs 20:13). He asked the impoverished to arise from their slumber – the slumber fallen upon them due to their thought of a lack of opportunity, resources, or avenues to create wealth – and to open their eyes and seek enlightenment to acknowledge the innumerable avenues to create wealth that surround him to satisfy his need.
David saw prosperity in a victory over Goliath. King Saul had promised to enrich the man who kills Goliath and to make that man’s father’s house free from taxes; he also promised to give away his daughter in marriage to that man as well (1 Samuel 17:25-27). This is what was at stake. However, the military men of Israel fled when they could have profited from Goliath’s challenge. David did, and profited greatly from that challenge.
Open your eyes! Be open-minded, and think. Use your mind! “The wise man’s eyes are in his head.” (Ecclesiastes 2:14). It’s astounding how even frivolities can drain one’s income and keep him or her in want and in debt. Remember, Christ Jesus became poor for us to be made rich (2 Corinthians 8:9). Therefore, Beloved, seek enlightenment from the Almighty God, and kick away poverty!
WHO SAID IT IS NOT POSSIBLE?
All things are possible to him who believes; a little more endurance, a little more persistence and what seemed a hopeless failure may turn to a glorious success. Read post at: https://etmed.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/who-said-it-is-not-possible/