Only by God’s grace have I made it to see today and only by God’s grace will I ever see tomorrow. Jesse Owens

Walking in God’s favor: I am certain that God, who began the good works within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6 (NLT)

Level 4 Stewards have taken care of business. They have a last will and testament in place and a financial plan for the golden years. (Age 70 is now the new 65 for retirement) Level 4 Stewards continue to develop their talents and abilities well beyond their 60′s, 70′s, and 80′s. Level 4 Stewards are always growing mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. They age gracefully with wisdom and live exceptionally vibrant lives.

Are you called to a higher level of stewardship? Are there pieces of your life you know need to change. We define stewardship from a holistic perspective. Beginning with our body temple. How are you taking care of yourself? Are you positively pushing yourself beyond your physical boundaries by making healthy choices daily.

Have you prioritized your time in relationship to your life goals, dreams, and purpose? Moments in US history like September 11th can change your priorities forever. Level 4 Stewardship must learn when to say “no” to the good in order to say “yes” to the great. You prioritize activities that align with your life mission.

What is your bucket list of things you want very much to accomplish, experience, or become. What gifts have you been given that you have layed aside that you need to pick back up. Ardella and I have always loved music. It is a lifelong passion we’ve both had since childhood. Over the years we have found creative ways to keep the music playing in our souls and share our lifetime passion of music with others. Don’t die with your music still in you.

Level 4 stewards intentionally mentor and sow into the lives of the next generation. They willingly share their life experiences and resources with family, friends, and meaningful others. Level 4 stewards look for ways to significantly impact the lives of people around them. They believe in the Givers Gain philosophy or law of reciprocity. “You reap what you sow”.

Prayer of Blessing: Lord, we will follow where You lead us.

Michael Vance is a senior account executive with Hundley Batts & Associates and the co-founder of 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 six grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog weekly from their financial workbook ” The Stewardship of Wealth“.

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