Prosperity Challenge: Is Victory Really Possible?

When challenges come, have you ever doubted whether there really is success to be had on the other side? A continual barrage of setbacks can cause you to question even the possibility of victory.

It was only last month that I myself was beginning to wonder if some of my latest dreams in the making were God’s tool just to get me to do what he wanted with the proverbial carrot dangling in front of my face which never gets any closer. In fact, some of my dreams felt like they were more than two long years overdue. All I could do was keep moving my feet in that direction, but I don’t know if I had ever been stretched that far. However, instead of teasing me eternally, God let it finally materialize. I’m sobered, and grateful, and I certainly don’t take it for granted.

If you’re questioning the possibility of victory, know that the success is already there awaiting your arrival, and keep moving in that direction until you reach it. There is no “IF,” there’s only “WHEN.” I know now that it’s true on a deeper level than before. I’m a different, and better person for having my own perserverance so severely tested.

I knew the challenges were good, because I had long since learned that with the Law of Attraction, the challenges are actually part of the recipe to the very cake I ordered. But I had begun to wonder if the challenges would ever give way to the victory. Now I know (again) that they eventually do.

Every time I have set a goal of significant magnitude, I have been obliged to face a challenge or two (or three, or a HUNDRED) that had be overcome before I was to finally able to enjoy the victory I sought.

I can say with certainty that the images of our dreams are ours because they are possible, and are waiting for us at the end of our persistence test.

By the grace of God, it comes. One thing I can say for sure though, is that God does not give us the victory if WE stop preparing for it.

Each time, this goal setting process seems to stretch me to my limits, and beyond. Yes, each time. The more I go through the process, however, the more practice I have in enduring it. Every story of success that I share with you has an untold struggle that went with it. No matter how many times I’ve succeeded, the process repeats itself to some degree.

Having an understanding of the process doesn’t take the process away, it simply makes it bearable and helps me keep doing my part. It gives me peace of mind to realize and be consciously aware of the fact that the darkness, uncertainty, and turmoil in the middle is simply the gift, the opportunity to prove myself. It’s where I can exercise my faith like a muscle, demonstrate my drive to press on (though it may feel like I’m crawling to the finish line, bleeding and delirious), and hold fast to my expectancy of the WIN on the other side. Knowing how the Law works, I begin to feel differently about the struggle, and seeing it for what it is, I’m better able to be grateful for it, and thus the sooner I’m able to receive.

Maybe you didn’t know this is how the Law of Attraction really works.

Your job is to set the goal, see it done, feel the victory ahead of time, take action when opportunities and/or ideas come along (no matter how frightening they may be), and finally, do not neglect one other final ingredient to the recipe:

Perseverance. Your greatest victories will always follow the most intense struggles.

“Then, what is the law of attraction for if I still have to endure challenges?”

The Law of Attraction simply guarantees you will absolutely be provided with everything you need to accomplish the goal . . . and it will all show up just when you need it, at the right and perfect time . . . never any sooner. It promises that if you can conceive it, you can achieve it.

So what will you accomplish next?


Prosperity: It's a Language Thing

Learning to use the principles of prosperity for a better life is like learning to use a whole new language.

At first, you’re bound to make some mistakes. That’s normal. In terms of setting goals, It’s happened to me, too. There have been times when I thought I was communicating my desires in a goal statement very clearly, but instead they turned into circumstances that I never intended at all.

You know what? That’s okay! It’s all part of the learning process. Let me help you put it all into perspective:

Imagine going to a Spanish speaking country with nothing more than a basic understanding of the Spanish language and an English/Spanish translation handbook. (By “basic” I mean how much I know: words like “burrito,” “enchilada,” “hola,” “uno, dos, tres…” “Taco Bell,” …You get the idea.)

So you arrive in the foreign country and climb into a taxicab. You open your book and intend to tell the driver, “I want to go someplace quiet and beautiful where I can feel the Spirit of God.” So word by word, you search your translation book and say, “Deseo ir en alguna parte tranquilidad y hermoso donde puedo sentir el alcohol del dios.”

You spoke clearly and confidently, knowing that you said just what the book told you to say.

What you didn’t know was that the driver (who is a native of the country) hears, “Desire to go beautiful tranquility somewhere and where I can feel the alcohol of the God.”

Now let me ask you, where do you think he will take you??

When you end up at a saloon instead of a botanical garden or church, you might look at your Spanish book and throw it away saying, “This language doesn’t work!!!”

(Pause for reflection…)

Now, have you met anyone who has discovered the language of prosperity through “The Secret” or other books / tools, made an attempt to use it, and then threw it all away because “it” didn’t work?

Maybe you’ve even thought about throwing it all away.

Realize this: the language of faith and prosperity is just that: it’s a language… of the Spirit. It takes time to develop fluency. It takes practice to understand the cause and effect of thinking, feeling, and acting in this new and certain way.

When things don’t go the way you expect them to go, accept the results and simply learn from them. Take the lessons that are available in every challenge and let them work in you, so you can get closer to your goal more accurately the next time.

Don’t throw away the principles that you know deep down are true, even if the results you get aren’t what you expected them to be. When you end up at a saloon instead of a beautiful botanical garden, it wasn’t because the “book” or “language” didn’t work; the language actually works perfectly. You simply missed one critical word, substituting the word for “Holy Spirit” with the Spanish word for “sprits” (alcohol).

The words we choose as we set goals will also make a critical difference in the final outcome.

Let me give you an example. For a long time I had a goal statement that said, “Money comes to me frequently and easily from multiple sources in increasing quantities on a continual basis. People want my products; God helps his children through me.”

After about a year of this, I realized that the part, “People want my products” is exactly what I was getting: thousands of people who wanted my products. But the goal stated that way doesn’t exactly translate into revenue.

That’s when I changed my statement to more accurately reflect my true desire: “People BUY my products; God helps his children through me.”

See the difference? One word can make a big difference.

It’s a language thing.

We communicate our desires and receive what we ask for. “Ask and ye shall receive” is a true principle. But this language of faith that we are trying to learn comes from a foreign culture, a way of life that perhaps we remember from somewhere long ago, but has been temporarily forgotten in this mortal realm.

Furthermore, it is important to remember that in God’s culture, or “way of life,” when someone asks Him for increased faith, He doesn’t necessarily deliver faith, but opportunities to exercise faith. When we ask for financial freedom, He doesn’t give us piles of money but opportunities to develop multiple streams of income. When we ask for strength, we are given challenging experiences where we can develop the very strength we asked for. (The movie “Evan Almighty” illustrates this point beautifully – it is a movie I highly recommend.)

The bottom line is this: The more fluent we become in God’s language of faith, the more peacefully we will grow toward accomplishing all we truly desire.

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(On a side note: I was so motivated to hurry up and release the free Spanish Jackrabbit Factor ebook, that although the BOOK was translated professionally, I took it upon myself to translate the webpage that delivers it with an online translation tool. The results, I’m told, were comical, so the page was professionally re-translated within a day or two.)