Walking in God’s Favor: Don’t pattern your life after this world. Let God transform you from the inside out and give you a new way of thinking. Then you will know what is good and pleasant to Him and what is not. Romans 12:2
God’s Plans to Prosper You, Is Better Than Your Plans to Prosper You
Over the past 2 decades of studying stewardship, inspirational and wisdom literature, we have discovered that people embrace one of three mindsets concerning wealth; a prosperity mindset, a poverty mindset or a stewardship mindset.
The prosperity mindset thinks, “I work to become wealthy”. On any given day you can turn on your television and easily find a TV evangelist asking you to sow a seed into his ministry (That’s preacher talk for give me some money) so he can send you a DVD or CD to teach you how to walk in your divine financial destiny. The prosperity mindset believes godly people are wealthy and ungodly people are poor.
The poverty mindset thinks, “I work to take care of my basic needs.” You might hear them say “I have food on the table and a roof over my head that’s all need.” They will quote Bible verses like “I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging for bread”. The poverty mindset believes godly people are poor and ungodly people are wealthy.
Wise People Know That All Their Money Belongs to God
The stewardship mindset thinks, “I work to serve God. God is my CEO. I am just a manager, apprentice, or steward of the blessings God provides for me. What I have God gave me, what I know God taught me, where I am God brought me.” The stewardship mindset believes godly people are faithful and ungodly people are unfaithful.
Stewardship Is A Way Of Life
Stewardship is a holistic approach to life in which you realize everything you have is a gift from God even the very air you breathe. God is your CEO. You are only a manager, apprentice, or steward of His blessings. The better steward you become, the more God can bless and trust your heart to handle His business.
Empowerment Session At The Truelight Church of God In Christ
Today you can choose to be a faithful or unfaithful steward for a loving Creator. God is always willing and able to empower your life and transform your heart. Remember God offers only the best for your life.
Prayer of Blessing: Lord we choose to be faithful stewards.
Michael J. Vance is the co-host of a weekly podcast Better Husband Father Man a hub for all things parenting, marriage, and self-improvement. He is a senior account executive with Hundley Batts & Associates Insurance Agency and the co-founder & of Stewardshipofwealth.com Ardella Vance volunteers her time, talents, and financial resources to causes she is passionate about. She 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 30 years and share their lives with four adult children and eight exceptional grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog from their workbook ”Stewardship of Wealth”.