Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful.
I Corinthians 4:2 (Living Translation)
The definition of a steward is a person who manages another's property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others. Did you know that God owns everything we have, and He has made us stewards over everything He has given to us, and yes, that includes MONEY!! If you don't believe me let's go to the word about it: Psalm 24:1 tells us "the earth is the Lord's, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him. (Living Translation)
Sounds to me like "God OWNS everything"!! So because the earth and everything in it belongs to the Lord, we are mere stewards or caretakers over His stuff. So shouldn't we be committed to the proper management of what He has entrusted to us? Can God trust you with His money?
One of the reasons it's so hard for people to be good stewards over God's money is because, people want to be in control. They want to control their money and they don't want God to have anything to do with it. But let them run out of that same money and their begging God for a financial miracle.
Here are a couple of things God notices when looking for a good steward:
- Is that person Faithful?
- Does that person understand how money is supposed to work?
- Is that person properly managing their time, abilities, and money?
- Is that person a giver, or do they hoard all of the money they receive?
- Does that person spend every single dollar that comes into their hands, or do they make wise decisions with that dollar?
Those were just a few questions I believe God asks Himself as it relates to looking for a good steward; I'm just wondering what His answers would be when He's looking at us? So, again I ask you How is Your Stewardship??
I have faith in you!! I know you can do this!! We'll do it together!!