Happy New Year!
It has been an amazing year for some of us and a challenging one for others; yet and still we all have something to be grateful for. As we begin preparing for the festivities that bring in the New Year, there are efforts and thought-provoking themes created to “wow” us and make us feel that THIS will be our best year ever! Although these ideas are great, and no doubt inspire us for the first couple of months, I come with a different take on it. You see, great tag lines and phrases have been awesome to recite, but the real is, before we begin asking God for new stuff and fresh ideas, we must ask ourselves what we’ve done with what He’s already given us. Stewardship doesn’t just entail money; it encompasses your marriage, your children, your singleness, your ministry, your job, your business, your spiritual life, your time, your vision, your health and everything else God has entrusted you with. Stewardship is in the details of faithfulness. Can you really ask God for a new job paying more money or a promotion when you’re not on time to your current one? Are we seriously going to ask God for more to come with the New Year when we’ve mishandled what we already have in the current one?
God is not interested in how much we can handle, He’s interested in how we handle the much. New ventures come with new responsibility. Chances are, if you’ve dodged previous responsibility and been lazy in following up, pursuing something new should not be an option. I don’t want to sound like a dream killer, but honestly, if we all just do what we’ve already been given, the possibilities are endless!