Someone made a mistake and the wrong type of boards were purchased for doing the faux wood samples. Because of this error it would take longer to prep them and that’s when I got called in to help speed up the process and cover for the error. I started seeing similar things happen; things that had been there all along, but now God was showing me a different way to look at them.
When people made errors, I got tofix them. When details weren’t carried out, I got to finish them up. When things got sloppy, I got to clean them up. All these things used to get me irritated, but now I realize it’s not my job to change the way people are; only God can do that. So instead of getting irritated, I take it as a blessing because it just makes my prosperity grow.
I’ve heard lots of teachings on Proverbs 13:22, “the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just,” but I always thought it was only talking about cash money that a sinner might have stored up, that would eventually, miraculously come our way. I’m sure it can happen, but God showed me another way of looking at it.
The Holy Spirit prompted me, “What else can a sinner be wealthy in?” I answered, “Laziness, sloppiness, little attention to detail, fear.” There are many other things included in a sinner’s wealth. Try to name a few. But keep in mind we all sin, so others are going to make extra cash off our mistakes too. It’s a universal thing.
We don’t want to sin, but it’s great to know that the Lord has already provided a rather nice circle of fixing up each other’s messes, so that the prosperity gets distributed.
Now, instead of getting irritated or disgusted at people’s errors or perceived faults, I see them as a way the Lord is getting me more prosperity, and I’m thankful to receive. I have a friend who works in auditing. Her entire income is based on her ability to find problems. It’s great to see ourselves as the ones who search for and find solutions.
I’ve always believed Philippians 4:13, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Jesus has always been in charge of my work, but now that I’m able to see others’ mistakes in a slightly different way, I’m a much happier person.
I hope this will help some of you who may be struggling and need to see how God is already blessing you with prosperity by allowing you to be the one to clean up, fix up and find solutions.
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