Becoming A Conscious Steward

Every believer should grow beyond simply professing faith in God and accept the yoke of discipleship. You have such faith in God that you are willing to devote yourself to his work. Every believer is a steward and a watchman. You are to keep an eye on your world and help steer it in the direction that God desires. You must understand that the abilities you possess have been bestowed upon you by God. There must be an awareness of this stewardship. And, as a faithful steward, you must seek out opportunities to serve.

You are a steward; look for ways to serve. Your presence in a community should be a vehicle for God’s grace to illuminate that community. You accomplish this by committing to using your gifts and talents for the greater good. A mental shift is required. Stop thinking of your spiritual gifting as personal property. And begin to consider it as something God has entrusted to you for the benefit of everyone in your world. How will your brilliance illuminate your world? How can your special gift inspire others to be more productive?

Your gifts and talents may not appear to be significant at this time. That, however, is not the point. God bestows grace on those who are willing to do the right thing. Seek out opportunities to serve without financial compensation. A chance to put your talent to good use for the glory of God and the benefit of humanity. That is how one should honor God. Luke 12:37-48 (ESV) says, “And that servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.”

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