I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity – Jeremiah 29:11 GNB.
Everything we want is in wanting what God wants. God fashioned Adam from the dust of the earth and put him in an extravagantly rich place. He lacked nothing and needed nothing. Everything he needed and wanted was superfluously provided. This is what God wanted for him. Blessings, riches, health, strength, joy, safety, peace and life are what God wants for man. Sometimes we think it’s us who want these things ourselves, and not God. He made the earth and enriched it beyond comprehension for us to enjoy it. Yes God made the earth for us to enjoy everything in it. Even now He’s provided everything we need to live an awesome life right here on earth. This is what God wants. He’s always wanted the best for us, and He’ll never stop. It was God who felt that Adam was lonely and thought that he needed a companion, as for Adam he lacked nothing and needed nothing, and felt nothing wrong with himself. It was God who wanted a woman for him, and not Adam himself. Everything we need and want it’s actually God who wants it for us, and has more than abundantly provided for it.
We didn’t just drop on earth accidentally to scrounge for a living”
The Bible uses the word ‘repent’, which means to turn from one’s own thinking, focus and pursuit to God, instead. It’s when we turn from depending on and trying to fend for ourselves to God that the paradigm shifts. We didn’t just drop on earth accidentally to scrounge for a living. We’re placed here with purpose for a purpose. God has provided us with everything we need to live fulfilling and enjoyable lives. That’s what He wants for us. He certainly doesn’t want us to barely get by. However, most humanity is bent on trying to make it, get and do things for themselves apart from God. That’s not the purpose of life, rather it’s the pain and bane of life. When we understand what God wants for us, then everything begins to make sense. The cat and mouse chase, the dog eat dog existence, the rat race and survival of the fittest is not what God wants for us. He wants every one of us well-off.