- Ms. A
Are you a good steward?
1 Peter 4:10: "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."
A steward is given the responsibility to supervise and manage something. As believers, we are God's stewards here on earth. Unfortunately, we sometimes mismanage the resources God gives us. We lay claim to the possession God gives us to manage, forgetting that we are just stewards and God is the owner. This only opens the door to greed, pride, and disobedience.
Everything that we possess in this life, we do not own—the job, house, car, money, property, everything. God has placed these things in our lives for us to steward, and He can take them from us anytime. As we mature as Christians, God begins to bless us with more responsibilities. And He expects us to steward over those things well. But we become complacent, believing that we earned everything we have. We begin to deviate from God's presence and fight for ownership with God. We forget when we cried out to God for all the blessings we possess now. We forget the promises we made to God before He blessed us.
You see, God can only bless us with more if He can trust us to be good stewards over the little He has given us. Some of us ask God to give more blessings, but we haven't been able to sustain the things He has placed in our lives. You want a new house, but you are not taking care of the apartment you presently live in. You want Godly friends, but you still gossip about the people in your life. You want financial stability but have refused to change your spending habits.
God cannot trust you with more because you do not have the character to sustain what you have. There is no way you would be able to steward more responsibilities. Stewardship is all about serving. You are responsible for using what God has placed in your hands to help others, give back to God, and multiply it, just like the parable in Matthew 25:14-30.
So can God trust you? would you invest the talents God has given you to make more profit? or would you bury them? God has intentionally placed these blessings in our hands, and when we fail to be good stewards, He will take what we already have and give it to someone else.
We are not on this earth to gather worldly possessions because we cannot return with them to our permanent home. God blesses us here on earth, so we can use those resources to bless others and bring them closer to Him. So today, you need to ask yourself:
Am I a good steward?
Can God trust me?
What are the things in my life that can hinder God from blessing me?
Stewardship is not an easy responsibility, and until we truly realize the essence of why we are on earth, we cannot be true stewards of God.
Today, I pray that God will equip us with wisdom and His grace to be good stewards. I pray He works on our hearts and reveals the greater purpose of why He has placed us here on earth.
Salvation Prayer: If you stumbled on this blog and you do not know this "God" I write about, but you feel a leading in your spirit to learn more. Well, Welcome! God loves you and has led you here for a reason. If you desire to build a relationship with Him, the first step is to say this prayer below:
Lord Jesus, I come today as a sinner. I know that I have turned away from You several times. Today, I confess and repent of all my sins, I believe You died for me and rose again, I ask that Your precious Blood purify my life. I ask that You change me, renew me and lead me. Become my Lord and personal Savior. Now, I am yours and I am Born Again. Thank you Lord for saving me. Amen.
Congratulations, the Bible tells us that every time someone gives their life to God, there is a celebration in heaven over that person; you are loved and celebrated at this moment and forever. Amen!
Next steps: I urge you to find a church to join; you may also reach out via the Contact section if you have any questions. We would love to help you with your walk with Christ. God loves you!