Being a Trustworthy Steward
A steward is a person who manages the resources and affairs for someone else. On behalf of the owner, a steward is given the latitude to make far-reaching decisions. As God’s stewards, we understand that we are managers, not owners of what He has entrusted to us. A good example in Scripture of a trustworthy steward is Joseph. He rose to the position of being the Pharaoh’s steward in Egypt, managing the resources of the ruler and the kingdom through the crisis of a famine. The Pharaoh had complete confidence and trust in Joseph. Likewise, God trusts us to take care of His creation. In spite of our unworthiness, God has chosen us to be His stewards. By our own strength, it is impossible for us to be God-pleasing stewards, but, through the working of the Holy Spirit, we can be faithful stewards. It is our connection to Christ that makes us trustworthy. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “I can do all things through Him Who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). God equips us to do whatever He calls us to do. The Holy Spirit shapes and molds us, His chosen people, through a lifelong process of sanctification so we can be become trustworthy stewards. May God’s blessings remain with you as you continue the faithful stewardship of the many blessings entrusted to your care.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for trusting me to be Your steward. Amen.
Blessings on your journey as a steward!