But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day. — Matthew 6:33–34
A steward is one who manages the possessions of another. We are all stewards of the resources, talents, and opportunities that God has entrusted to our care. We have a responsibility to deliver our gifts according to his desires and purposes.
God is the owner of your house, and he’s the owner of your car; he’s the owner of your business; he’s even the owner of you. When you realize that God owns everything, this is the first step toward managing money and possessions God’s way.
When left to our own devices, we begin to think that we are responsible for what we have and take too much ownership over our accomplishments. Having the humility to believe that we’re not in control over our destinies is a significant step forward in our spiritual lives.
One day, we will be called to give an account of how we have administered everything we have been given, including our time, money, abilities, information, wisdom, relationship, and authority.
What are your impediments when you think about the talents God has given you? Talk about it with your spouse, your family, and your small group. People generally hear loud and clear what God has put their hearts to do. What is stopping you from going all in? It takes a lot of courage to live differently.
It takes a lot of conviction to believe that God is serious about this. But that is what Jesus is calling us to do.