Waking in God’s Favor: Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends. Proverbs 17:9 (NLT)
A Warning to the Wise
In our society people will take advantage of you. They will scheme, swindle, and fraudulently go after your wealth. People like Bernard Madoff, who perpetrated over a 50 billion dollar Ponzi scheme, have made money their God. They have no problem ripping you off, if it puts money into their pockets. They knowingly take advantage of their influence, power, and wealth.
Level 4 Stewards practice the spiritual principle of forgiveness. They have personally experienced the transformational power of forgiveness in their own lives and extend that kind of forgiveness to others.
The Process of Healing
When someone takes advantage of you, your faith can help you heal from your loss in many ways. Forgiveness is not an option for Level 4 Stewards. They extend grace to others, learn from the experience, and move on with their life’s mission. You can only experience this kind of forgiveness when you are connected to the Source of forgiveness.
Prayer of Blessings: Lord, place Your spirit of forgiveness in our heart.
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“.