God told Joshua, "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success" (Joshua 1:8). From this one scripture, we can see that God’s prosperity will work only in the life of the believer who is committed to the Word. God’s Word must be first place!
Our heavenly Father takes pleasure in the prosperity of His children (Psalm 35:27). Third John 2 declares that it is God’s will that above all things you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. The laws of prosperity are based on your obedience to God’s Word. By seeking first God’s kingdom, you observe how to do the Word of God, which will cause your way to become prosperous, and then you have good success. There are no shortcuts. Seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness is the priority.
Once you have made the quality decision to put God’s Word first place, YOU CAN STAND. When you have a knowing in your heart that God’s Word is true, it doesn’t matter what trial Satan brings your way, you know the end result is victory. You will not have to ask, “How long do I stand?” You’ll know that having done all to stand, stand. The force of patience (standing firm that what God has said is yours) undergirds your faith and keeps it applied until the result is manifested. God’s prosperity will come to you in abundance.
Just because you didn’t see the manifestation of what you prayed for immediately does not mean God’s Word isn’t true—because it is. We’re not playing a nine-inning ballgame; we play until we win. Don’t give up. Keep swinging until you hit!