Waking in God’s Favor: But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you. Luke 6:27 NIV
In our society people will take advantage of you. They will scheme, swindle and fraudulently go after your wealth. People like Bernard Madoff, who perpetrated over a 50 billion dollar Ponzi scheme have made money their God. They have no problem ripping you off, if it puts money into their pockets. They knowingly take advantage of their influence, power and wealth.
Level 4 Stewards practice the spiritual principle of forgiveness. They have personally experience the transformational power of forgiveness in their own lives and extends that kind of forgiveness to others. When someone takes advantage of you , your faith can restore your loss in many ways.
Forgiveness is not an option for the Level 4 Steward. They extend grace to others, learn from the experience and move on with their life’s mission. You can only experience this kind of forgiveness when we are connected to the Source of forgiveness.
Prayer of Blessings: Creator God, we ask for healing from painful memories of the past. Place Your spirit of forgiveness in my heart.
Michael Vance is a senior account executive with Hundley Batts & Associates and the co-founder of stewardshipofwealth.com. Ardella Vance is a gifted educator and a Master Guide in the Pathfinders Club a global organization empowered to teach life and leadership skills to young people. The Vance’s have been married well over 25 years and share their lives with four adult children and four grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama.