It takes time to prosper.
Real Life Success is not usually a fast process.
That’s because for the last year or so I’ve been captivated by a few verses in the Bible….
In Psalms 1:1-6 the Bible says that “everything you do will prosper”.
I love Psalms 1 and have even written about it at www.successlikeatree.com.
Verse 3 really captures my attention:
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
Look at these verses in Deuteronomy 28:1-14 that talk about blessing everything you put your hands to:
1 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:
8 “The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
12 The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand.
Does the Bible really mean that “whatever I touch and do will prosper”?
If so, How do I get that type of prosperity to happen in my life?
Let’s cross-reference Jeremiah 17:7-8 here as it is the exact same subject – same imagery even.
7 “ Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
And whose hope is the LORD.
8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
Prosperity is Like a Tree
You Can Touch a Flower but You Can’t Stand Under Its Shadow
God is blessing the work of your hand