I saw a caption years ago that changed my perspective about money; “Income will always come in if you are committed to adding value.” From that day, I made up my mind to add value to everyone I met and everywhere I found myself. I realized that God does not give money.

Friend, God does not give money. This is one paradigm shift in thinking that people, especially church folks, need to have. Most times, we pray for money, thinking that God gives money. Rather than praying for money, you need to pray to know what to do to get money (Ecclesiastes 10:15).

No matter how much you pray for money, if you don’t do what needs to be done, godly and legally, you would end up poorer than before you prayed (Proverbs 6:9-10, 21:25). Money is simply a means of exchange. If you have nothing you are exchanging, you would have a money problem sooner or later (2 Kings 4:1-7). When some people read about the windows of heaven in Malachi, all they think of is money coming down from heaven (Malachi 3:10). Money does not fall from heaven, and neither do cars or houses. The blessing that God promises to release is an idea or insight that, when properly engaged, would produce the money or material things you are looking for.

Money follows value. The more valuable you are, the more you are likely to make money. Jacob was not begging his employer to increase his salary; he simply devoted himself to adding value to the company of Laban (Genesis 30:27-30). He ended up becoming a co-owner in the same company he had worked as an employee. Stop praying for money while doing nothing to add value (Proverbs 21:25-26). Pray for ideas that would make you valuable to your sphere of relationship (Job 32:8). Money is everywhere because money is in people and people are everywhere. The only challenge is that people do not easily part with their money. If you can add value to people, they would offer their money without you begging for it (1 Kings 10:1-11).

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