I was discussing with a minister of the gospel years ago. As we got to the subject of finance, he said to me; “I have about eight streams of income even as a full-time minister. What then is the excuse of an average Christian today?” That statement got me thinking about multiple streams of income.

Friend, your life needs to be constantly fed if you hope to stay financially buoyant (Genesis 2:8-10). Whereas, God’s storehouse of provisions is inexhaustible, your supply from the storehouse is limited to the channels that you make available to Him; you need to have multiple streams of income (2 Corinthians 9:8). Streams of income are created. Income does not just come in. It only comes in when you know what to do to make it come.

Your income must exceed your outgo if you would be financially stable and successful (John 5:2). It has been said that “If your outgo exceeds your income, then your upkeep would be your downfall.” The problem may not be that things are expensive, but the question is; “Is your income increasing?”

If one of your channels of income suddenly closes, how would you be affected (1 Kings 17:7)? It is a function of the other streams you have or don’t have. No matter how huge your only source of income is, it may not be enough to take care of the myriads of needs in your life.

The sea never runs dry because it has several streams entering into it. You are like a financial ocean that requires multiple streams for survival, sustenance, and success. There must be several feeds entering into your financial pocket (Isaiah 66:12).Your gifts, talents, skills, education, training, experiences, exposures, opportunities, etc. are all possible streams of income for you if you know how to monetize them.

God will never leave you stranded. Ask Him to show you what you have in your house, heart, and hand that can generate streams of income (Genesis 21:19, Exodus 4:1-5, 2 Kings 4:1-7). Look beyond salary and explore other sources. Learn how to invest. Money works harder than human beings. It is also capable of working for generations. Do the bulk of the thinking and let money do the hard work (Genesis 24:63, 26:12-14). The harder you think, the lesser you work.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria