28We are assured and know that [[a]God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
Philippians 4:13Do You know what's interesting? Everything that Jesus does is purposeful, designed, and best of all it is for mine and your good! The catch is that HE, that is Jesus Christ, MUST be in control, and we must learn to trust, obey, listen, follow and trust!
13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
See when we are in control, even though sometimes we think that He is in control, everything will eventually fall to pieces, and turn to dust!
Proverbs 16:25We are not our own best friend! We are our own worst Enemy! Our plans are all bound to fail!
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
What about all those worldly millionaires who keep getting richer and richer?
Let me answer that question with a scripture: a parable of Jesus:
Luke 9:24-26What is better?
24For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
25For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
26For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
- To have all the money you could ever desire or peace of mind?
- To have all the worldly treasures you could have or eternal salvation?
- To have all the fame you could handle or a personal relationship with Almighty God?
"He who provides for this life, and cares not for eternity is wise for a moment, but a fool forever!"
Sure it would be wonderful to have money at my disposal, but the question isn't the "have", but what would you do with it? Can God trust you with money? Are you a good steward of what God gives you? Are you consistent?
Everything we do must be done with Jesus' purposes and plans in mind! Are you willing to give your savings for the purposes and plans of God's Kingdom? Are you willing to forfeit your retirement fund to help Jesus reach lost souls?
Unless you are willing to give everything to the cause of Christ, land, money, vehicles, then you are not fit for the Kingdom!