We look at others and at ourselves and weigh in to not really content or satisfied. We say what’s the problem with me? In this kind of thinking, we are neglecting to see God’s love reaching us. In a way we are not sure ourselves when things don’t go the way we think and how we view prosperity. Prosperity doesn’t mean just stacking up lots of money in the bank. It’s also good health, good family relationships, applying oneself to do the best in a job or business and knowing God loves us and strengthens us for well-being. It’s about balanced lifestyles and feel content, instead of being too greedy or dissatisfied our walk of life. Remember, God always loves us, and the door is open to receive love. It is our hearts that need to be opened wide and share it with others.
I recall sometimes I was unhappy in my corporate jobs with large corporations. I was seeing that my peers did well and making more money than I was. When we put God or divine spirit in situations where ego and excessive wanting is involved, we learn to see and experience, there’s more to it than wanting materialistic things. So, the learning lesson is to be grateful what we have, rather than continuously berating ourselves, not having it and out of reach. We do get irritated and frustrated when we don’t get what we want. This calls for inner inquiry, such as prayer and meditation and seek answers.
We have to learn to live within our means. The peaceful and happiness mindset is available to all, and that is through God’s acknowledgement, that a greater power is accessible to each and everyone. When we stop comparing with others, and seek our inner joy and happiness, we truly are making this world a more prosperous place to live. Let you and I be an example to others and see that excessive wanting, craving, is not the way to prosperity or happiness.
Rev. Ernie Martin, The Reverend of Love, Las Vegas, Nevada