What's your take on prosperity? Are you clear on what the Bible says true prosperity is?
In this episode we'll be talking about true prosperity and why that “get out of debt” program or “how to be rich” book didn’t work for you. Seriously, we’re going to blow up some hurdles today and leave some faulty mindsets behind. And I’m going to come RUNNING out of the gates today because I need to tell you something up front and clear:
A program can’t get you out of debt if your mind has been programmed by generations of lack and poverty mentality.
A book can’t teach you how to get rich if you haven’t been getting rich off the Good Book first.
No guru can teach you how to swap things in your budget around so you prosper until you let the Redeemer swap out all the lies and orphan habits and fear for the inheritance you have access to because of Him.
So jump on into this episode with me and we'll discover not only the definition of true prosperity, but how to step into it and walk in it. Grab your journal and a pen, and . . . Let's Go!
What you will learn in this episode:
- What prosperity isn't;
- That you don't have to figure anything out yourself when it comes to prosperity, but you are going to have a trust;
- True prosperity starts with a partnership relationship; and
- How true prosperity really works.
Scripture References mentioned in this episode:
Matthew 11:28-30 MSG —
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 6:33 —
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Malachi 3:8-12 —
“Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.”
Links to Resources and Events Mentioned in This Episode:
I’m so excited to tell you that the Positioned to Prosper Personal Finance Series is coming to a laptop or a smart phone near you! Seriously, I’m running a live round of Positioned to Prosper on Friday nights in February and March at 7pm ET and this will accessible online. I’ll be teaching at REVIVE Church of Tampa (that’s our church here in West Tampa) at our Friday Night ENCOUNTER services and so it will stream live on the church’s platforms, but also on my public page, Erica Pyle, on Facebook. Cool, right?
Now, maybe you’re wondering what the Positioned to Prosper Personal Finance Series is. Positioned to Prosper is a course that drills down deep into the concepts of true prosperity and the spiritual hurdles that keep us from it. Over the course of 5 weeks, in this case (the course is normally 6 weeks), we cover the four ways God provides – enough, abundance, inheritance and prosperity – and we break each of those concepts down and define them biblically and understand how to access each one.
We talk about lies and fears we’ve bought into or have been taught to believe around personal finances and money, and we do the work of breaking those things off and exchanging them for better and true beliefs. And then we get into the practicalities of personal finance – things like getting out of debt, budgeting and planning, giving, and then saving and investing and how these things work once we’ve got our definitions straight and our souls lined up with truth.
A question I get asked a lot is if this teaching series is just like some of the other popular faith-based personal finance courses out there. These are courses that are generally sponsored by your church and they do small group sessions over a number of weeks to take the community through the curriculum. You know what I’m talking about, right? So I have folks ask me if this is the same thing, and here’s what I say about that . . .
Positioned to Prosper is the pre-requisite to all of those courses. While, yes, Positioned to Prosper has components of basic teaching on getting out of debt and budgeting and giving and saving, the real power of this series lies in the deep stuff we do to redefine personal finance terms so they are aligned with Biblical principles and in breaking off the lies and fear that we’ve been dealing with – sometimes even through generations and generations – that is keeping us bound in lack and poverty mentalities and producing weak fruit in our financial lives as a result.
I tell folks to take Positioned to Prosper first and then consider taking any courses that are focused mainly on the practicalities of personal finance because, if you don’t get your thinking, feeling and choosing aligned with the truth of God first, any personal finance program or process you try to follow will simply fail when you stop working it step by step, because you didn’t align your beliefs first.
I’m offering the live sessions of Positioned to Prosper on Friday nights in February and the first half of March for FREE to anyone who wants to come. I’ll also be offering a workbook for a nominal fee so you can access powerful course materials that will guide you through the exercises and also give you the notes from the live sessions to review after each session is over. This is going to be an incredibly powerful time of clarifying your beliefs around money and how to get those beliefs lined up with real truth so you can see the power of real prosperity flowing through your personal finances. We have tons of testimonies of people getting radically set free in this area of how they relate to money and provision and I can’t wait to share not only their stories but also how they did it, because you can do it too!
Sound like something you want in on? Then I want you to head to www.ericapyle.com/prosper to get on the list so I can send you the details about how to access this free course starting February 19th and how to get your hands on the workbook for a nominal fee. It’s going to be SO GOOD . . . be sure to jump in!
Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church's website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.
REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:
If you're interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:
About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.