Highly Favored

Do you want to be highly favored? What is favor, anyway? It is unmerited good fortune, unearned blessing. In fact, some might consider you to be “lucky” when in fact you're simply favored by God.

What it means to be favored by God is quite simple. Things will go your way. You'll get the new client. You'll receive the promotion. If you're a parent your children will respect you and be well-behaved. If you are a taxi driver you will get the choice fares and the big tips. If you are a physician you will get patients who take your advice and follow your instructions.

Some will accuse me of preaching a “prosperity gospel”. Nothing could be further from the truth. I don't believe there is such a thing as a “prosperity gospel', there is only the gospel as given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ. And that gospel tells me that he paid the ultimate price so that we would not have to. And that we became heirs to his kingdom. To me that sounds like being highly favored.

It makes sense, too. Think about it, how can we be a blessing to others (which God promises that we will be) if we are constantly in poverty, constantly sick, and always depressed? We can't. That's one reason God has set up a plan for you to be highly favored. Will you receive it?

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.