“Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdom when he has no sense?” ~ Proverbs 17:17
“One who has been faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?” ~ Luke 16:10-12
Hey-howdy-hey y’all… ❤
One thing that has been coming up a LOT recently (in my life) is stewardship.
I mean, God has blessed us with so many things…things we need to be faithfully taking care of. Things like our studies, finances, relationships, bodies, minds, words, jobs, time, etc etc etc………….
And I know that. And you know that. We all *know* that.
But somehow I think we forget…or at least I do, because I find myself asking the Lord for good things (good things, mind you) — not realizing that I’ve already got my plate full.
When we really do some rationalizing, do we truly want what we’re asking God for……if we’re not ready for it yet?
Should I ask for more privileges when I’m not behaving responsibly for the ones I’ve already got?
From the verses up there (and those are just a few of the ones that discuss being a faithful manager), I don’t think God is going to want to bless us with MORE when we’re proving our irresponsibility with LESS.
Think ahead a little bit: if a girl is really, REALLY longing for marriage, but isn’t ready to actually minister to a husband, run a household, do the money, do the ‘chasing-God-together’ sort of thing yet, then how much joy do you think she’s really going to find once she’s said “I do” and once the honeymoon is over?
Or take a car for example. If Johnny has a dog and is irresponsible in taking care of the pet’s needs (basic food, water, shots, walks, clean-up, etc), once Johnny hits 16 and expects a fancy new sports car to rev around the neighborhood, what are his parents likely to say?
It’s the same way with blessings.
We may desire truly good, godly, RIGHT things, but because we’re not being faithful now, how can we expect ourselves to automatically be able to be suddenly faithful then?
*Note: I’m not saying we shouldn’t ask God for things — He encourages us all over the Bible to ASK!! But we need to also be “ready for every good work” too (Titus 3:1).
So…all of this to say, I’ve just been convicted of this in my own life recently, and I wanted to share it because we’re all humans and we’ve all fallen short of the glory of God. One Day, that’ll all be different ❤ ❤
I just hope that I can actually be ready for blessings. I mean, God WANTS to bless us!! We’re His own. If we’re called by His name, then we ARE His own. Never forget that.
There are so many things I’m thankful for and hoping for. And that is not a bad thing!
I just wanted to encourage you by sharing what I’m learning ❤ ❤
I want to get better at managing my time, money, relationships, body, mind, opportunities……
We CAN be faithful in what we’ve been given! He is our support, strength, and motivation for doing so. We are never, Ever alone in this journey. He will finish the good works that He’s begun within each of us. That’s a Promise!! ❤
Will you join me?