Walking in God’s Favor: I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to Prosper you and not harm you; plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Level 4 Stewards realize the importance of time and manage their time wisely. Staying connected to the Source is always their first priority. Level 4 stewards are aware that the choices they make today will impact future generations. So staying connecting to the Source is critical to the success of their life mission.
I agree with what President Barack Obama says “Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential”.
I have discovered in my spiritual life when I allow God lordship over my will, dreams and ambitions I experience more peace, love and happiness in my world. God’s blessings in the life of the Level 4 Steward will also be a blessing in the life of others. I believe God blesses the lives of Level 4 Stewards so they can be an example of what He can do in a life that is connected to the Source.
I have developed the daily practice of investing time in prayer. This allows me to say no to the good in order to say yes to the great. For example, in order for me to live a healthy life style I say no to certain foods that may taste good and yes to foods that gives me proper nutrition to support my goal of healthy living.
Here’s another example, in order for me to live a debt free life style I say no to financing my desires with debt and yes to saving and investing to support my goal of wealth creation. The challenge for Level 4 Stewardship is the ability of staying connected to the Source when you can have, do, and be anything you desire.
Connectivity to God is the source of all blessings. Connectivity to people is the how the blessings flow from the Source into our lives. I love what Mary Kay Ash said “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far a your mind lets you. What you believe, remember you can achieve”. Level 4 Stewards are determined to stay connect to the Source and practices the process of connectivity.
Prayer of blessings: Creator God we are determined to stay connected to You.
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.