Psalm 37: 7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

Have you ever seen movies that glorified the financial success of drug lords such as Pablo Escobar? Or, have you seen rappers (who talk about everything else except the name of Jesus) living lavishly, and wonder how we, the righteousness of God, seem to live an average life?

Don’t be envious by the “success” of those individuals. Those people are prospering, but they’re prospering in their own way. If we read Psalm 37, we see their “success” is temporary. However, if we wait patiently and activate the principles of faith for our desires, we too can live a prosperous life. But unlike those who chose to dishonor God, our riches last forever and we get to glorify God (Psalm 112:3).

When God prospers us, there is no one that can stop our success, but us. Don’t try to prosper in your own way. Prosper God’s way.