Managers not Owners

Moreover it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful.

1 Corinthians 4:2 (KJV)

God has called us to be faithful stewards, to be managers of the resources He has given us. These resources might come in form of time, talent or treasure. But we often fail God in this regards. Maybe because of life’s unexpected difficulties, or our irresponsible vices. The idea of stewardship is found throughout the Scriptures, in fact, an important foundation that needs to be laid in all our lives is a realization that we’re all stewards in this life. The one thing that causes us to fail to understand this is when we think we’re owners instead of stewards.

This is easily evident in the way we speak and how we make decisions. When our conversations are filled with ‘mine’ and ‘I’, in all likelihood, we’re no longer thinking as stewards. In the same manner, do we pray and ask God about the decisions we have to make, recognizing that our lives belong to Him? if the answer is no, then we are more of owners and not managers. and that is not Gods will for us.

Whenever we assume the ownership of the resources at our disposal our needs would be redefined and before we know it, we would subject ourselves and needs to the available finances instead of reigning over them, and when this happens, faithful stewardship would be missing because generosity becomes extremely difficult. When it comes to the subject of stewardship, the stakes are incredibly high. Take a careful read through the parables about stewardship in the Gospels. The judgment on those who do not steward well is always very severe.

My declaration and confession:  Today i declare that I will serve honestly. Lord help me to be a good steward of your grace. Let the work that I do be a reflection of You and I pray that I will use my gift according to Your will and purpose. I am a good steward of the mysteries of God and in all things, i will be found faithful in all i do, so help me God, Amen.

Ignite Thought: Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have!

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