Believe it or not, if you are a Christian … you are called to be a steward.
You may have never realized until now that this is the job you were called to, but God takes great delight in making you a steward of His resources, and He is waiting for you to become faithful with what He has blessed you with.
Charles Spurgeon puts it this way …
“Every child of God is where God has placed him for some purpose, and the practical use of this first point is to lead you to inquire for what practical purpose has God placed each one of you where you now are? You have been wishing for another position where you could do something for Jesus: do not wish anything of the kind, but serve him where you are. If you are sitting at the King’s gate there is something for you to do there, and if you were on the queen’s throne, there would be something for you to do there; do not ask either to be gatekeeper or queen, but whichever you are, serve God therein. Brother, are you rich? God has made you a steward, take care that you are a good steward.”
If you have ever spent your days wishing or hoping for a different position in life – it’s time to stop!
God has placed you EXACTLY where you are for a reason … and He wants you to be a steward in that position.
What does this look like if you’re a stay at home mom? Or a cubical worker? Or a garbage collector?
All occupations, all callings, all lives can be lived for the glory of God – no matter where you are or what you do.
Here are 3 Ways to Become a Better Steward Today:
- Look for Opportunities to Share the Gospel
We are stewards of the great message that Christ has given us – the gospel! Because you have been entrusted with this, don’t be afraid to share it. Take special care of that message and reach souls for Christ when you get those opportunities.
- Live Your Life Out In Front of Others with GREAT Stewardship
Do you take care of the little things? The big things? People will notice. Let the words of your mouth be gratefulness, an attitude of contentment & gratitude. (Need inspiration on how to do this? Check out our last post on gratitude.) Before you know it, others around you will see the stewardship in your life.
- Take a Hard Look at How You Spend Your Time, Talents, & Treasures
The three important areas we are called to be stewards of is our “time, talent & treasures”. Take a look at how and where you spend your time, if you are using your talents to your full ability, and the way you handle and give your money.
Remember that becoming a good steward doesn’t happen overnight … it is a slow process that grows us to become more and more like our Savior.
Do you have ways that you practice stewardship in your life? Share with us!
– Erika from Faithful with Finances