HOW TO MANAGE WHAT YOU HAVE WELL

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“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:21 NIV

If you want to learn how to manage what you have well, search the scriptures for guidance.  Today’s verse is talking about money. The Master has given three servants different amounts of money to keep for Him. One doubled his amount, he is who the Master is speaking to in the verse above.  One servant made nothing because he buried it in the ground for safe keeping. As a result, the servant who doubled his money was also given the second servant’s money. The reason being, the Master now knew who He could trust with His riches.  If you learn to manage what you have well, you’ll be given more.

By the time I graduated college, I had a boat load of debt.  I had student debt, credit card debt and car debt. It took me years to pay it all off.  The way I learned to handle money was based on Biblical principles, there are over 800 scriptures on money in its pages. I did what the Bible said to do with money.  I tithed, I saved and I paid off my debt. During those years, I would often cry out to God for a big check. After all, He has all the resources in the world, what’s wrong with dropping a few thousand in my lap?  I didn’t understand why He didn’t just pay it off for me. But now I do, I had to learn to manage what I did have well if He was going to give me more. Search the scriptures to learn how to manage what you have well.

Search the scriptures to learn how to manage what you have well.

God isn’t just talking about money in this parable.  Our wealth can be our health and relationships, as well as our money.  When we learn to manage our health by eating nutrition rich food and exercising, we have good health, which leads to more good health.  When we nurture our relationships by loving God and loving others, we’ll have better, richer relationships. And when we follow God’s plan for our finances, we’ll have more finances to manage.  God talks about all of these things in His word, through His people. All of us can learn to be better managers of our lives. As we begin to manage our lives better, our lives will be fuller and richer than we ever thought they could be.  God has it all written out for us what we are to do in His word, we just have to do it.

Question of the Day:

What do you need to learn to manage well?

Further Reading: Exodus 26:1-27:21 NIV, Matthew 25:1-30 NIV, Psalm 31:1-8 NIV, Proverbs 8:1-11 NIV

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