Favor is Greater than and usually precedes Financial Wealth!
If I had to choose between money and the favor that God gives, I’d choose God’s favor every time. There is nothing in life that equals the favor of the Lord. When you have God’s favor on your life, He will cause you to have favor with people also. And when you have favor, it is worth far more than money. Favor gives you access to areas that money cannot even buy.
I recommend that you study the life of Joseph. His life is a perfect example of a person who found favor in the sight of the Lord and his fellow man. The Bible says in Genesis 39:4, “Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant, Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owed’ (NIV) Throughout his life, Joseph really never needed large amounts of money because God gave him favor.
Everywhere he showed up, he continuously rose to the top level of management and governorship. In Potiphar’s house the favor of the Lord allowed Potiphar to trust Joseph to manage and properly care for all his earthly possessions, including his licentious wife. Then when in jail unjustly, God’s favor caused Joseph to be above all his fellow prisoners.
Eventually God brought Joseph into a level of high influence in Pharaoh’s court. Pharaoh appointed him the governor of the state. No matter where Joseph was, he automatically ascended to the top. He did not exalt himself as so many leaders try to do today. God exalted him because of favor. Your Ministry will be a hundred percent less burdensome to you once you realize that you can’t do everything by yourself. There are some jobs that will be accomplished only when God’s favor comes. So seek his presence, seek the face of the Lord, and shortly after you’ll receive His favor.
“And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be, when you go, that you shall not go empty-handed” (Exodus 3:21)
Dr. R.J Sing