Proverbs 22:2 The rich and the poor have this in common; the Lord made them both
The verse addresses the rich and the poor and here’s what I believe he is saying. God looks at us in real time… meaning God has placed you where you are at rather you’re a believer or not. He’s always working with you in your current situation. If you are currently poor he’s using that status to carry out his will in your life.
For example, there was a time I didn’t have a car, a grown married man with no car and I really needed one. I lived in Studio city, worked in Hollywood but I also went to art school in Costa mesa. It was frustrating taking multiple buses waiting at bus stops, train stops, getting home and then changing clothes and off to work. However, I took those waiting times and read my bible. Instead of looking down the road to see if my bus was coming I sat down accepted the situation and got my read on. This continued on the bus. Instead of dreading every stop, I saw it was just more opportunity to read where if I had a car there would be no reading. God eventually blessed me with a car but before he did, I learned the importance of reading the bible and the strength it gave me to keep on track. I knew God was with me.
But the Lord made them both. He made the rich. For example, Bill Gates, creator of Microsoft. Although Bill has his decision in Christ to make and I haven’t did my homework to know if he is saved or not or if wealth has played a part in that… God still placed him where he is at for his purpose. Infact, it’s because of him that I am able to send this email.
So I hope you take from this and understand that there is much more going on than your financial situation. God knew us before the foundations of the earth. He loves us, he hears us, he’s placed you where you are at for growth. Who knows, the next season in your life he might need to use you in an extremely wealthy position to carry out his will. The bible says “be faithful with the little things and I will give you greater things”
Examine your situation and see where you can grow in it, that’s his real time purpose for you.