But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, Deuteronomy 8:18
There is a saying that ‘smart work’ pays much more than ‘hard work’. This saying is true as long as hard work is not relegated to the background. When you take a look at our society today, you will notice that those who are making mega money are those who are involved in more of smart work; Work that has to do with the use of the brain and not just the use of physical strength. You will also notice that it is those involved in smart work that influence people the most. There are different kinds of smart work. We have the professionally oriented one like being a doctor, teacher, lawyer, banker, and so on. We also have the one that involves your natural talents and abilities like being a business mogul, singer, investor, actor, and so on. If success is based on how much physical work one puts in, then truck pushers and sand-throwers would have been the richest. But it is not so. You need your brain.
How do you start? Connect with your source. According to our opening scripture, it is God that gives power to make wealth. Another rendering of that scripture says ‘ideas to make wealth’ James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” There is something around you that you can engage in and your financial life will change. If you are a child of God and you relate with Him daily, He will open your eyes to see the abilities hidden in you and opportunities around you. Secondly, invest in your mind. It is the investment in your mind that determines what you get out of it. It is garbage in garbage out. If you are destined to be a professionally oriented smart worker, you need to get an education in line with what you need to do. Get the certificates, get the trainings. If you are a talent-oriented smart worker, make investments in your talent till you are skilled at it and one of the best hands around. Thirdly, keep principles, especially spiritual growth principles and financial principles. Those who take smart work for granted will pay for their ignorance with poverty. By all means, engage in smart work.
For the past 5 years, my brothers cut communication with me. During a Tuesday service, I heard someone who had the same case with me testify of how God touched her brothers and they remembered her. I got the blood of Jesus and applied it on the pictures of my brothers when I got home. Few minutes later, they started calling me one after the other. I was surprised at how fast the blood works. Five years issue ended in few minutes. Praise God!
– Divine O.
[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. Father, open my eyes to see the opportunities around me and the abilities in me in Jesus name!
2. I receive Ideas that will shake my world; ideas that will change my life; ideas that will affect those around me in Jesus name!
3. I speak productivity into your life now in Jesus name. I decree, kings will look for me in Jesus name!
4. Any destiny helper that has been disconnected from me, I command a reconnection now in Jesus name.
5. I decree next level blessings upon my life and family this month in Jesus name.