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 NIV
Prioritizing Your Life
Faithful Stewards realize the importance of time and manage their time wisely. Staying connected to the Source is always their first priority. Faithful 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.”
Re-Discovering Your Purpose
We have discovered in our spiritual life, that 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 Faithful Steward will also be a blessing in the life of others. I believe God blesses the lives of Faithful 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 and reading the Bible. 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 unhealthy foods that may taste good, and “Yes” to foods that give us proper nutrition and 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 building wealth. The challenge for the Faithful Steward is the ability to stay connected to the Source when you can have, do, and be anything you desire.
The Unlimited Source
Connectivity to God is the source of all blessings. Connectivity to people is one way God uses us as a conduit. 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 as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember you can achieve.” Faithful Stewards are determined to stay connected to the Source and regularly share God’s blessings with other people.
You are invited to visit our http://www.firstsdachurch.com Financial Peace University Class Tuesday 6:30pm January 27th to discuss how you can prioritize your money God’s way.
Prayer of Blessing: Lord, help us to stay connected.
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 seven grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog weekly from their financial workbook ” The Stewardship of Wealth“.