Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But his delight is in the Law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, and who prospers in all he does.

When we make the effort to submit ourselves to God, He guarantees that we will prosper in everything we do. Who wouldn’t want that deal? The problem is there are a lot of vices, thoughts, and suggestions that will tempt our flesh to do things outside the will of God. We can either temporarily satisfy our flesh and give in to those temptations or honor God by resisting the urge to sin.

It’s not only sin we’re resisting, but anything that will hinder our relationship with God. It takes effort to study God’s Word instead of watching TV. It takes effort to wake up earlier to spend time with God. It can be a struggle to tame our flesh, but the more we resist, the easier it becomes in the future and the more it will benefit our lives.

So, resist the urge to sin, do what God tells you to do, and expect prosperity to overtake every area of your life.