Stewardship can be Scary!

Like the storm the disciples encounterd when crossing the Sea of Galilee was scary, living Stewardship can be scary. Putting God first in every

area of your life – every facet of your life – includinging in your spending can seem terrifying? But that is what we as disciples are called to do. Hesitant? Afraid? Jesus admonishes us, “Oh you of little faith.” (Mt 8:26) Mark’s Gospel in Chapter 4 verse 40 has Jesus asking us, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?”

Being obedient to God’s will can seem intimidating. Of course, even knowing God’s will can seem confusing. But we can be sure that in God’s will is for us to acknowledge that He is the source of all we are and all we have. Another part of His will surely is to respond to all of His gifts and blessings with humility, gratitude, and generosity. We are to detach from our comforts and desires, and trust that He will provide. And that certainly can be scary.  Delaying gratification and relying on anyone other than ourselves goes against cultural norms. But it is only when we put God first that we find the peace and happiness that we seek. 

How do we do this? The key is to start small. Take that first small step of faith. Because that’s what it takes – faith. Living a Stewardship way of life demands that you have faith. Putting God first in everything and giving courageously and sacrificially requires you to trust God. Trust that He knows you, He loves you, He wants the best for you, and He will provide. This comes of faith. 

Faith is a gift. Pray for the gift of faith to trust God and give. Give courageously in response to all the blessings He gives to you. 

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