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You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV
Many of us see our jobs and things we do for money as separate from the things we do for God and don’t consider the career choices we make or the businesses we build as part of our spiritual life. We’re taught that God’s spiritual gifts to us are not meant to be used for profit.
And rightfully so… when it comes to blessing and prophesying to others. But the gifts that God has given you to help you fulfill your purpose are meant to be used to generate income.
Why do I say this? Well, answer this question. Suppose, when you were born, God gave you a detailed plan of your entire life (Psalm 139:16). Wouldn’t you use that plan every time you need to make a decision?
I don’t know about you, but if I had that blueprint from heaven for my life, I’d be lining up every single life choice I needed to make with what’s written in it… including my career choices. I’d make sure that the career I chose aligned with my purpose and careers make money right?
Deuteronomy 8:18 says that God gives us the power to create wealth. That power is in our purpose. When you actively seek to become all that God has created you to be, your purpose will provide for you.
If God created you for a specific purpose, that means He intended for you to spend your entire life pursuing and walking in that purpose. He didn’t intend for you to spend most of your time trying to earn a living instead of focusing on the things He’s called you to do. Pursuing your purpose isn’t supposed to conflict with your ability to earn a living.
Your God-given purpose was intended to provide for you, your family, and others as you promote the kingdom of God. God would not ask you to spend your life living out His purpose for you and not provide for you. Your purpose is meant to provide, God guarantees it.
PRAYER: Father, help me to understand that pursuing my purpose is not separate from the other areas of my life. It IS my life. Lord, if there are career changes I need to make, businesses I need to start, or partnerships I need to create, give me the courage to do so, knowing that as trust You and walk into the plans you have for me, I will generate the resources I need to support myself, my family and help others.
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