Possess Your Soul
“ Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2 (NKJV)
How do we truly manifest God’s prosperity and health? We have been told that if you’re not fluent in these aspects, it’s because of a lack of faith or believing on your part. But consider this question first: DOES YOUR SOUL PROSPER?
John made a profound statement when he said that we will prosper as our soul prospers. This is a significant key in discovering that the root of our success and prospering in anything lies in the prosperity of our soul – thus the outward expression is dependent on the inward reality.
Divine success begins on the inside. The measure of success you enjoy in life is a direct result of the divine success you experience within your soul.
By definition, the soul is "The seat of your intellect"; the seat of the sentient element in man, by which he perceives, reflects, feels, and desires. In other words, the soul is the place that houses our will, our emotions, and our intellect. Jesus knew that we will battle in the area of the soul thus He gave us the following command:
“By your patience possess your souls.” (Luke 21:19)
Your soul belongs to you! Take possession of it!
Patience is the key to this mystery. To be patient means: to bear pains or trials calmly or without complaint; to manifest forbearance under provocation or strain and to be steadfast despite opposition, difficulty or adversity.
Make a decision today, that by practising patience, you will take possession of your soul, and in so doing, become proficient in His prosperity and health!