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God Calls Us Stewards

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

– 1 Peter 4:10

As a believer, did you know God calls us stewards? In the Greek language, this word is also translated as manager, overseer, employee, or agent, responsible for business affairs. The focus of stewardship includes households, people, land, and government. Imagine you hired a financial planner, but they carelessly managed your portfolio. Would you trust them with your money, expecting all your financial woes to go away? No, we would ask the question, “Where did it all go and who is responsible?” 

When you become a believer, you don’t own anything. It’s all Gods, including money, time, resources, gifts, and talents. Each of these wonderful possessions represents God’s goodness, and we are given the care of managing them. There are so many people that say, “If I was the CEO, I would run this company better.” However, we must question as a manager, employee, or any level of accountability in life, how are you managing the resources God has put into your hands? In your home, is the floor still dirty or is your car unkempt? At your job, are you late or unkind to those you work with? Each of these duties is important to God.  

Friend, whatever God has put into your hands, whether it’s your job, department, business, or home, run it well. Remember our stewardship will not only include our finances, but our time, and our ability to serve others. We can use these gifts given to us whether it be a little or a lot. We can trust God to take our stewardship and multiply it to have a great impact on the Kingdom of God.

Prayer


Father, help me to responsibly manage every resource you have given me. Thank you for multiplying my impact on the Kingdom of God.

Reflection


What responsibilities can you improve on? How do you use your ability to serve others?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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