How to Turn Losses Around

How to Turn Losses Around.  No matter how much you have lost, you can turn losses around by following God’s principles. Warning: His principles are polar opposite from the world. If you think about it, God lost so much yet He is not a loser. He lost one of His top angels – Lucifer. When He lost him, He also lost 1/3 of the angels in Heaven. Then God lost His creation Adam in the Fall. He lost the earth as a result because He had given dominion of the earth to Adam who turned around and gave it to the devil by rebellion. All of this, yet God is the greatest winner because He knows the principle of giving and receiving.  Learn this life lesson!

John 3:16a For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,

Luke 6:38Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

Rather than following the example God has given us, we treat giving as an option or burdensome duty instead of a principle of God’s nature of Whose image we were created.

Proverbs 11:25 A generous soul will prosper, and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. (Berean)

Proverbs 3:9-10 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your harvest; 10 then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine. (Berean)

Philemon 1:14 Paul said, “But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that your goodness will not be out of compulsion, but by your own free will.”

If giving is painful and difficult to you; it shows where your heart is.

Matthew 6:19 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

2 Corinthians 9:6-10 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. (hilaros) 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work9 As it is written: “He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor, His righteousness endures forever.” 10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,

Malachi 3:8-11 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,”
says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing
that there will not be room enough to receive it
. 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” says the Lord of hosts;

Money is like a river. It was meant to flow. If God can get it through you, He will get it to you. Money is a tool.

Luke 16:10-14 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. 11 Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own? 13 “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. (mammon = riches, money, possessions, the treasure a person trusts in.) (derided = scornfully reject, “blow someone off”, like expelling mucus out of the nose.)

1 John 3:17-18 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 

James 2:15-17 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you tells him, “Go in peace; stay warm and well fed,” but does not provide for his physical needs, what good is that17 So too, faith by itself, if it does not result in action, is dead. (Berean)

If hearing a message about giving or finances bothers you, ask yourself why? What we choose to do with our money says more about our hearts than anything else. The world’s remedy to financial trouble is save, save, save. God’s solution to a financial crisis is give, give, give. Turn your loss into victory.