I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. – Galatians 2:20-21

Many times we experience financial frustration in our lives because we try to make things happen every other way except by relying on the grace of God. Yes, you can get a better paying job. Yes, you can own a multi-million dollar company. But, as a child of God prosperity belongs to you whether you have those things or not.

Notice what verse 20 above says “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me and the life that I’m now living in the flesh, I live by the faith of the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.” You see, Jesus Christ paid for to live a good LIFE on this earth and prosperity was included.  (See 2 Cor. 8:9)

By works and other means, you have tried to live a prosperous life.  It’s not there.  It’s not in two jobs.  It’s not in your education. So what happens is by trying all those other ways you frustrated the grace of God.  And when you frustrate the grace of God, you’ve frustrated the very place where your prosperity lives.

Grace is not a gift that your faith has to make. It already exists. Grace is a gift that your faith has to receive!