Stewardship. You’ve heard the word in church, but do you really know what it means? Let’s take a look at this vitally important concept and how to apply it in your life.
The dictionary defines stewardship as:
1. the position and duties of a steward, a person who acts as the surrogate of another or others, especially by managing property, financial affairs, an estate, etc.
2. the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving.
As a Certified Financial Planner™, I have a fiduciary responsibility to do whatever is in the best interest of my clients. You could say that I’m a “steward” of funds they’ve trusted me with – someone who helps them manage their financial affairs.
In a similar way, humanity is to manage God’s resources in a way that glorifies God. It’s not our money, it’s God’s. Therefore, we are all stewards of the wealth that God has entrusted to us.