The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity
Divine Purpose, Part Two
This month, we continue to focus on our Divine purpose. Clearly, our purpose is connected to our prosperity. In the following passages, we can see that our ability to find success in our endeavors is to align with God. Sometimes, this may appear to be the difficult way to go. Yet, ultimately, God is working out the divine purpose in us, and it can do nothing but succeed. Working against it will only lead to dead ends and an energy drain. In the long run, this is the more difficult way.
As we work in alignment with God, we know that the flow of prosperity continues to circulate. The channels for good are clear as we work in the same direction as God’s purpose. This is why alignment with our divine purpose is so important to prosperity.
What the Bible says:
“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever…” ~ Psalm 138:8
“The human mind may devise many plans, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.” ~ Proverbs 19:21
“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28
“For the scripture says to Pharaoh, ‘I have raised you up for the very purpose of showing my power in you, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.’” ~ Romans 9:17
What Unity says:
“People everywhere on earth are now realizing as never before that the well-being of this world rests with its inhabitants. It is no longer religious dogma or a philosophical theory that the destiny of the race is in the hands of man. God has given all things to us to use as we shall determine.” ~ Charles Fillmore, Atom-Smashing Power of the Mind
“The real object of life is not making money or becoming famous, but the building of character, the bringing forth of the potentialities that exist in every one of us.” ~ Charles Fillmore, Prosperity
Ideas for practice:
• What is your personal purpose? Begin by paying attention to your daily activities for a week, making notes in your journal of those areas that bring you joy. In the second week, look back over the last month or even year for any accomplishments that were joyful. For the rest of the month, take these notes into prayer, seeking to see your purpose in the light of God. (Remember, it takes 21 days to instill a new idea into consciousness.) What is God leading you to be in the world?
• Refer to the earlier example of a personal purpose: To understand and connect with God in myself and others. What action words come to mind that describe what brings you joy (i.e., understand and connect, serve, coordinate, write, speak)? What is the principle for which you will work in this (i.e., for God, for peace, for family, for church)? When you have it, commit it to paper, and continue to hold it before God. Add to it any other thoughts as they occur to you.
• Review your journal since the beginning of last month’s practice. Record any patterns or recurring themes. Note also any areas of insight or resistance. Hold them before God.
Continue with the prayer triad. Share your personal purpose, or ideas that are taking shape in determining your purpose. Support one another in prayer.