What are you asking God for? When we approach God we need to consider ourselves. If we are constantly asking God for something more than what we have are we paying attention to what we are doing with what He has already blessed us with? We must be good stewards of what we have been blessed with so that God can truly trust us with more.
Are you asking God for a job? On your current job are you working to the best of your ability or are you doing just enough to get by? Are you giving to others with the money you make from your job or are you keeping the money for yourself? Are you giving to the church? Are you giving to those in need? Are you asking God for a new car? Are you taking care of the car that you have now by keeping it serviced and keeping it clean? Are you asking God for a new home? Are you taking care of the home that you have now? Are you truly grateful for the roof over your head?
We must be conscious of our actions. We must be in a constant state of gratitude, giving, and true unconditional love. We need to be mindful of our many blessings from our jobs to our talents/gifts. In all things we must acknowledge God and take nothing for granted.
Being a good steward is utilizing what has been given unto us to the fullest extent possible and not focus on what we don’t have. The bible has many scriptures about stewardship. Below are a few scriptures for you to help you on your way to becoming the best steward you can with what God has blessed you with. Remember it is a necessity to be a good manager of your life and all that has been given to us.
1 Peter 4:10 ESV
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
Matthew 25:14-30 ESV
“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.
Proverbs 13:22 ESV
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.
Luke 12:42-46 ESV
And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful.
Dr Lisa Melton