The Faithful Steward 2
We are hopeful and looking forward to what the Lord has in store for us this year if He tarries. It is sadly true however, that quite a lot will not walk into the victorious breakthroughs that the Lord has planned for them this year. Not because God did not answer; in fact He answered and made provisions for them but it requires them working and walking in to get it. When the Lord made provisions of manna and quail in the wilderness, the people had to go out of their tents to gather them. It is not in the amount or how loud our ‘amen’ is but we must rise up and back it with action. You cannot be searching for a job - the Lord had promised you one - and you refuse to leave your room; or the Lord had promised you a College admission this year and you refuse to write examinations that will ensure you a spot in College. When we refuse to stand up to the responsibilities we have been assigned on earth whether we are students, workers, unemployed, or homemakers, whatever the sphere we find ourselves, the promises cannot come to pass and the blame is ours alone not anyone else’s. We must of a necessity rise up to the responsibilities we have been given. One of the major keys that we need as stewards is found in Ephesians 6:7 (NLT) “Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” This means that in our place of work we must be enthusiastic about what we do and not go grumbling and murmuring about our colleagues and bosses. This was the mindset of the servant in Luke 19:20, he felt his boss was a hard and tough man that did not deserve the gains he would make for him. Friend, don’t let it bother you whether your boss, colleagues, spouses or family members are deserving of your service or not, you just carry out your duty enthusiastically because you are actually working for God; you will be greatly rewarded accordingly! If you do not have this mindset you will be prone to disappointments and your duties will become terrible chores that give you heartache and leaves you dissatisfied. You will excel only when you do everything as unto the Lord, not in eye service or hypocrisy. Are you sure you are ready for the move of God in your life this year? Then you must rise up and face your duties with a healthy dose of enthusiasm. It is no longer time for business as usual neither is it time to be lazy or slothful. It is time to arise and work. Friend, we are God’s stewards and we must be faithful; that is His will for us! God bless you.