Walking In God’s Favor: Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. I Corinthians 11:1 NIV
You empower others to grow when they can see a living example. Nothing is more discouraging than a person who gives good advice but sets a poor example. On the other hand, nothing can be more encouraging or inspiring than a person who lives the life he or she talks about.
Level 4 stewards internally recognize the importance of being who you say you are. Personal integrity has a tremendous impact on our own lives and those around us. In my early 30′s, as a young husband, father, and business man, I made a decision I would not teach or speak publicly about principles I was not practicing in my own life.
Integrity; Vitamins For The Soul
This idea to be transparent in your public life can help you to set positive examples of faithful stewardship in how you prioritize your time, develop your God- given gifts, care for your body-temple and invest your financial resources.
Spending quality time with my spouse, attending my children and grandchildren’s events, exercising and eating healthy foods, budgeting our personal finances, along with setting business goals has required me to consider who I am and the example I’m leaving others to follow.
Prayer of Blessing: Lord help us to live with integrity.
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“.