I Have a Huge Confession to Make

I have never earned more than $20,000 in a year!!!

There, it is out! And I feel like I have released a huge, scary,
shameful secret.

God’s word says that prosperity pursues the God lover. Proverbs 13:21

Pursuing me?

ME??? I love God. But could this be true? Could prosperity, or love, be chasing me?

Can I even picture that?

Is that scripture a lie? Or is it for everyone else? Or only a few select people?

When I was a paraprofessional in the local elementary school, there was usually at least one girl in class who would complain ‘the boys are always chasing me at recess’. They would explain that it was no fun and exhausting. I would tell them to stop running. I usually received a blank stare in return. Some even asked why?

Why should they stop running? The concept was too hard to grasp.

Did they want to be chased or not? Did they want to be caught?

Do I want to be chased? Or caught?

Do I want prosperity or love or mercy to chase me? To catch me?

Maybe I have always believed that my pursuers had evil intent. And I know some did. But what if God really is chasing me, too?

Let’s look at if from another angle:

I was not taught as a child that love or mercy or wealth were chasing me. But scripture says they are.

Father God went back into the garden to talk to Adam and Eve even after they had sinned. He didn’t stop pursuing them. Will I let HIM catch me?

Psalm 23:6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. NLT

Proverbs 13:21 Calamity chases the sin-chaser, but prosperity pursues the God-lover. TPT

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