Pastor Joel Osteen said:

“It's God's will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty. It's God's will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt.”

As I was meditating on this quote. . .I felt stirred to share how to turn poverty into prosperity.

There are seven truths we must understand about poverty.

First, poverty is the devil’s anointing.

Second, poverty happens inside you before it ever happens around you.

Third, poverty will not keep you out of heaven but it may keep others out.

If a quarterback's timing is off. . .he's going to have a bad day with more interceptions than touchdowns.  That's clearly evident in some of the National Football League games you watch each week.

If a basketball player, whether high school, college or professional, has his timing off. . .he won't be able to make a free throw. . .no matter how big the rim is.

If life. . .if your timing is off. . .you can miss possibilities. . .and opportunities for success.

Timing is critically important in life.

Something can be a good idea. . .it can be a great idea. . .it can be a God idea but for it to be successful it must be in God's timing. 

Here are seven facts you ought to know about His timing.

1.         The Holy Spirit gives you the timing.

Have you ever said “I’ve had it. . .that’s enough. . .I can’t take this anymore?”

Perhaps you were referring to an ungodly and/or unqualified supervisor.

Was your exasperation directed at a family member who seems to be in one crisis after another. . .constantly making wrong decisions?

Is your frustration over a seemingly never ending flood of bills coming into your mailbox?

How do people respond to these troubling scenarios?

Actually, one of three ways:

First, you get in the flesh. . .and say or do things. . .you wish you hadn’t.  However, once the cat is out of the bag. . .it’s tough getting it back in.

Words from Harold and Bev

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Harold Herring

Never let your circumstances define your destiny.  Rather create the circumstances that will assure your destiny.

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Bev Herring

Never allow anyone other than God to determine your worth and value.