Steward God’s Grace Wisely

Christians, God is so loving and amazing.  We sometimes take for granted His grace in our lives.  God gives us supernatural grace to face each day, and He leaves it up to us what we do with it.  How we steward it directly affects our life.  Recently we were waiting on God.  We had so many things in the future we needed to do.  It was a day when we were not in a position to do any of those things but we researched, discussed and used up God’s grace to think about these things we had no control over.  When you’ve used up God’s grace for the day, you can feel it.  I got the revelation that God gives us grace each day to do what HIS WILL is for that day only.  

For example, if God gives me ten grace points to accomplish ten things He wants me to do that day and I choose to spend those ten worrying or trying to figure out ten of my own concerns.  Then later when I need some more grace to finish the day, I will need to come to Him.  I need to apologize and repent for stewarding it foolishly and He will gladly give me more.  If we don’t come to Him, there are signs that you have used up God’s grace: exhaustion, frustration, irritation, lack of peace, anxiety, fear and impatience.  

I have been at this point MANY times and never knew what I had done wrong.  If I were to look back, I could probably find areas where I had foolishly spent God’s grace for that day on future things or areas not in His plan.  God gives us grace to steward, just like finances, a family, and the fruits of the spirit, and we truly must be wise stewards.  

The next day after God gave us this revelation, we only did what God gave us to do, it was not much, it did not solve any of our future problems, it only dealt with that day, and what we needed to do.  We felt GREAT!  We had peace and we got through the day and had the grace to get through it perfectly.  God’s not mean.  By giving us only enough grace for His will, it helps us to focus on fulfilling His will alone.  He loves us and wants us to succeed.  If we do not focus on His will, we will run around, foolishly using up the grace of God and getting nowhere fast.  

When you find yourself beginning to get worked up, you only need to stop.  Go to God.  Ask Him to reveal what is taking up all your grace.  Repent, ask Him to forgive you and restore your grace.  He loves you so much, He will save the situation, day, week, whatever it is, but we must be wise stewards.  As with any resources, physical or spiritual that God gives us to steward, the more we steward them properly, the more we can be trusted in a higher position with more authority, in Jesus name, Amen.

Assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace (His unmerited favor) that was entrusted to me [to dispense to you] for your benefit.  Ephesians 3:2 (AMP)

Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need.  Hebrews 4:16 (NASB)

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect.  No, I worked harder than all of them-yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.  I Corinthians 15:10 (NIV)

For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. John 1:16 (NASB)

Each one of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in it’s various forms.  I Peter 4:10 (NIV)

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 25:23 (NIV)

written and posted by Daniel Poggensee | 2016

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