For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
A Plan To Prosper You
Keith Craft in his book, Your Divine Fingerprint explains that God has given each of us a unique fingerprint - one that no other person has ever had or ever will have - so that we can leave our unique imprint on the world. And that we are the most successful, joyful, content, and prosperous when we are leaving our unique divinely guided imprint on the lives of others.
Forest Whitcraft put it this way: "One hundred years from now, It will not matter, What kind of car I drove, What kind of house I lived in, How much I had in my bank, Nor what my clothes looked like. One hundred years from now, The world may be ... a little better because... I was important in the life of a child."
Or as the renowned psychologist Abrahamam Maslov, Ph.D. noted in identifying a hierarchy of human needs:
1.Physicological- food, water, sex, sleep, bodily comfort
2.Safety / security- out of danger, order, stability
3.Social - affiliation with others, to be accepted, love
4 Esteem- to achieve, be competent, gain approval and recognition, prestige
5.Cognotive- to know, understand, and explore
6.Aesthetic- symmetry, order and beauty
7.Self-actualization- to find self fulfillment and realize one's potential
8.Self-transcendence- to connect to something beyond the ego or to help others find self-fulfillment and realize their potential, to experience, unite with and serve that which is beyond the individual self: the unity of all being.
Maslow estimated that only 2% of the population will ever achieve during their lifetime the highest level, satisfy the highest need - Self Transcendence.
So at what level are you? At what level do you aspire? And what is your plan to get there?
Fortunately, God already has a plan - created just for you. He has already cleared a way for you and provisioned the path with all you will ever need or desire - that is if you can find it and follow it.
However, you wouldn't expect to get to the mountain top following a guide that has never been there before. Or worse following a guide that is ill-prepared or one that might pilfer your provisions.
The surest way to reach the highest level should be to have a guide that has been there and knows the way, has previously positioned adequate provisions in advance for both of you, and can show you how to live off the land as well.
God has blessed each of us with special and unique resources, gifts, talents, passions, and interests and designed us as part of a special plan where we are most satisfied and fulfilled using our special gifts to help others.
Our special plan is to help others find their special plan. Wealth taken to the highest level - prosperity.