Walking In God’s Favor: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
The Value Of Time
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 connected to the Source is critical to the success of their life mission.
I have learned in my business life, that I can accomplish more with a team of professionals around me than I can ever accomplish on my own. I have learned to leverage my time by partnering with colleagues I trust, to offer services that can provide real solutions for potential customers.
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”.
Time Well Invested
I have discovered in my spiritual life, that 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 habit 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 junk foods that may taste good and “Yes” to foods that give me proper nutrition and support my goal of healthy living.
Prospering With A Purpose
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 to successfully remain 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 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 as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember you can achieve”. Level 4 Stewards are determined to stay connected to the Source and practice the process of connectivity.
Prayer of Blessing: Lord, help us to stay in constant contact with 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 six grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog weekly from their financial workbook ” The Stewardship of Wealth“.