Walking in God’s Favor: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7 KJ
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.
We 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”.
We have discovered in our spiritual life when we allow God lordship over our will, dreams and ambitions we experience more peace, love and happiness in our world. God’s blessings in the life of the Level 4 Steward will also be a blessing in the life of others. We 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.
We have developed the daily practice of investing time in prayer. This allows us to say no to the good in order to say yes to the great. For example, in order for us to live a healthy life style we say no to certain foods that may taste good and yes to foods that gives us proper nutrition to support our goal of healthy living.
Here’s another example, in order for us to live a debt free life style we say no to financing our desires with debt and yes to saving and investing to support our goal of wealth creation. The challenge for Level 4 Stewardship is the desire and 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. We 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 Blessing: Dear Lord we desire to stay connected to You, the source of all our blessings.
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 five grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog weekly from their financial workbook ” The Stewardship of Wealth“.