Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. – Matthew 6:31-34

God made all of us. God made the rich, God made the poor. Who are we to criticize God for His plans? God knows our situations. God is watching over all of our lives daily. God provides our daily needs. (our basic survival needs, not always our desires)

Do not keep seeking to just be rich. Just being rich is not an answer to life. Ask any rich individual. Many rich and famous individuals have died from drug overdoses because they realize money and fame is not an answer to life. Seek to be prosperous. That is how Jesus lived. Jesus was the best example of true prosperity. Jesus had everything he needed for each day. Do not be consumed with storing up treasures here on earth. A true prosperous life is having enough to get through today. The bible tells us god takes care of the sparrows each day, God took care of the Israelite’s in the dessert each day, trust him to take care of you each day.

Let the Holy Spirit guide you on the path God has made for you. Whether rich or poor financially, give your best to glorify God and be a good steward of the money God has trusted you with. It can be a blessing to be poor. Poor people tend to have a greater faith in God because they realize they are dependent on God each day. Being poor, your only worries are to manage the little that you have. The rich are consumed with trying to protect their wealth so much that they miss out on life. First by constant worry of protecting their wealth and second by thinking they are rich on their own accord and not trusting or praising God for their good fortune.

Realize everything you have comes from God and belongs to God. Put God first in your giving. God does not need your money but by giving it shows where your heart is at. Make sure your heart is cleansed before coming to God with an offering. Give your first and best to God. Do not tip God what is leftover. God is not your servant. Pay God first, on-time, with your best.

Do not get confused thinking the rich are blessed by God. God can bless us with riches but many times Satan will also tempt us with riches to drive us away from God. Be wise if you are blessed with riches. Be a good steward of your money and honor God for everything you have.