A College Degree : A Symbol Of Long Lasting Prosperity

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A college degree: a symbol of long-lasting prosperity. After my secret closet’s prayer time with God, I woke up to what God wanted. I learned that I was on the wrong side of prosperity; my side of the street, not God’s divine side. The modern society causes us to put together our own plans. We think our plans will lead us toward our success, but God has His own plan, and when we stop and think about it, His Plan leads to real successful achievement. The enemy makes us think, if we don’t get success the way the world tells us, nothing else matters. For instance, one evening, as I sat at my computer because I couldn’t find work, I told the Lord I felt like a failure. The Spirit of the Lord told me to identify what I thought made me feel like a failure. I said, “Well, Lord, by now, having obtained two professional college degrees, I should be at a specific job status; my income should be at a certain level; and, there should be prestige attached to my college profile.” Because I didn’t own any of these materialistic things, I felt like I got the short end of the college success stick, but the Spirit of the Lord said, “Those things don’t make you successful.” After the Spirit of God opened my understanding to becoming a success, He flipped the script. This time, instead of me zeroing in upon what I didn’t have, He wanted me to concentrate upon the things I had. I started naming them. I said, “Lord, I still have a mind to pray; I still have joy; I still…

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