1 Corinthians 15:19 (KJV)
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
When Debo started going to church, he did so because he was told that people who go to the church succeed in their businesses, and he wanted to succeed.
Each time a testimony of financial breakthrough was given, he wanted to key into it by doing what the people who gave the testimony did.
But as Debo continued to go to church and listen to the word of God, he believed in the Lord Jesus and his hope in Christ shifted from earthly prosperity alone to true eternal riches.
God indeed blesses His people. But if earthly blessing is all we hope in Christ for, we would live miserable lives as believers because we would still be under the influence of the prince of this world who can steal earthly treasures and break our hearts because our heart’s affection lies where our treasure is (Matt 6:21). But if we shift our focus from earthly riches to true eternal riches, we would be invincible to the kingdom of darkness. You can use your faith to lay for yourself only earthly treasures that cannot resist the prince of this world. But your faith is powerful enough to lay for you eternal treasures that give you a voice in the spirit that the kingdom of darkness cannot resist.
Go into today remembering that as a believer, your hope and faith in Christ is much more powerful than merely securing your life here on earth. It has the ability to secure your entire eternity. Don’t live a miserable life by squandering your faith only on earthly things that the devil can steal, let your faith be used in serving God’s kingdom that rewards with eternal treasure.