How hard would it be for you to pray the following prayer?
“Dear God, if money is my “first thing” – my idol – then change the priorities in my heart to match your priorities – no matter the cost.”
“Tell those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which will soon be gone. But their trust should be in the living God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give generously to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may take hold of real life.” (1 Timothy 6:17-19)
“O God, I beg … you to give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.” (Proverbs 30:7-9)
We will be Overcomers. The Bible teaches that one day Christ’s disciples (“the Saints”) will overcome and defeat the world, the flesh, and the devil (“Evil”). As we proclaim, like Peter, that Jesus Christ is the “Messiah, the Son of the living God,” and as we are sanctified into brothers of Christ, we become part of a powerful church body, “and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” (Matt. 16:16-18) We will be overcomers because of our love for God and and our love for others. If we surrender everything to God and follow Christ our King, “overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” (Rom. 8: 37)