The Key to Being a Faithful Steward
His master said to him, “Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys.” (Matthew 25:21 AMPC). – Being a good steward.
Stewardship requires faithfulness
God has graced you with gifts, talents, and abilities in order to multiply the opportunity that He presents. Faithful stewardship recognizes the value in every opportunity. When you value what God has assigned to you, He positions you to steward over more, He enlarges your capacity.
In the case of the two faithful servants, they were intentional to multiply what was assigned to them, each according to their ability. God knows your abilities. He knows your faults and shortcomings. As any good Father, He will not assign a task that will crush you. Trust God. His Word will not return unto Him void. “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11 KJV). When God sends His Word, He expects it to prosper. He expects you to succeed and produce a harvest. Your assignment, is a seed, an instruction given by God. Your heart is the ground where His seed is planted, watered and fertilized by your faith, patience and diligence. Expect your harvest to manifest. When God assigns a task to you, He knows what He’s planted in you. So be diligent and trust Him for His results.
We all get a chance
It is your faithfulness in this season that postures you for promotion in the next.
Remember this, each servant was given the platform to produce, all three servants had the ability and potential to produce. Two of the three servants multiplied their assigned resources according to their ability. The third had the ability to produce but produced nothing. You have the ability and potential to produce. It is your faithfulness in this season that postures you for promotion in the next. “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” (Psalms 75:6, 7 KJV)
Whether you’re working as an employee for a corporation, or you’re an entrepreneur, God releases promotion, enlargement, and advancement to those who stay diligent and faithful. Stay diligent in the small things and God will make you ruler over many. The patterns you set today have consequences for the future. It’s your choice.
Are you prematurely burying your talent because of fear? The non-producing servant had the ability, he had the opportunity and his master gave him resources to multiply but fear enslaved him to an unprofitable mentality. “His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 25:26, 30 KJV) Fear will torment you and keep you in bondage. Fear is a paralytic condition that keeps you stagnant. Have Faith. Trust God. Move forward. Don’t withhold the gifts that God has placed on the inside of you. Your gifts are profitable and are meaningful to God. You have a purpose.
Produce what God has planted in you, trust Him to birth out the full vision. Faithfully steward over what you have been assigned with today and trust God to reward you with more in time. “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” (Proverbs 10:4 KJV)
Ask God for enlargement
“And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.” (1 Chronicles 4:10 KJV)