Walking in God’s Favor: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV
Trust Takes Years to Build, Seconds to Destroy, and Forever to Repair
In our society people will take advantage of your trust. They will scheme, swindle and fraudulently go after your wealth. People like Bernard Madoff, who perpetrated over a 50 billion dollar Ponzi scheme have made money their God. They have no problem ripping you off, if it puts money into their pockets. They knowingly take advantage of their influence, power, and wealth.
Mistakes Are Forgivable If One Has the Courage to Admit Them
Level 4 Stewards practice the spiritual principle of forgiveness. They have personally experienced the transformational power of forgiveness in their own lives and extend that kind of forgiveness to others. When someone takes advantage of you, your faith can restore your loss in many ways.
Forgiveness Does Not Change the Past, But it Does Enlarge the Future
Forgiveness is not a option for the Level 4 Steward. They extend grace to others, learn from the experience and move on with their life’s mission. You can only experience this kind of forgiveness when you are connected to the Source of forgiveness. We will close this post with a quote from Billy Graham ” Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.”
Prayer of Blessings: Lord teach us to forgive.
Michael J. Vance is the co-host of the podcast Better Husband Father Man hub for all things; parenting, marriage, and self-improvement. He is a financial & benefit risk manager with Hundley Batts & Associates Insurance Agency and the president of the Alabama Independent Insurance Agents Association. Ardella Vance volunteers her time, talents, and financial resources to causes she is passionate about. She is a gifted educator and a Master Guide in the International Pathfinder Club;a global organization empowered to teach life and leadership skills to young people. The Vances have been married well over 3 decades and share their lives with four adult children and ten exceptional grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog from their workbook “Stewardship of Wealth”.