Last updated on August 17th, 2019 at 03:41 am
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One of my goals of 2013 was to pick up the habit of word studying again.
After praying I felt led to the word “steward”. I have been studying the word in the bible for 20 minutes a day since January 1 and here is a glimpse of what I have learned so far.
God is using Matthew 25:14-27 to create a new work in me that I am still having trouble accepting: Investing in myself.
Recently He made it financially possible for me to purchase a new laptop, a new camera and a ticket to BEECH retreat.
Huge blessings that I had so much problems receiving. “God I can write on my old lap top, even if it is held together with duct tape and has no battery life” “Lord I can use my 9 year old point and shoot to take pictures for the blog, I just need better lighting and camera skills” “God I don’t need to travel and meet bloggers face to face, I can network with other bloggers and learn about blogging online for much less money”.
Although all of the above is essentially true, God had provided a gift large enough for me to financially do all 3 things without harming the family budget and I was telling God “I want to bury this chance you are giving me to develop my blogging talents in the ground, surely there is a wiser way to use this blessing than investing in me”.
I know I am not the only woman who struggles with spending money on herself Crystal Paine admits it is not normal for her to splurge even on little things for herself.
When I entered the Apple store I felt like Rebbekah of Simply Rebekah when she received her gift of an i-phone, here I write a blog where I often share frugal living tips and now I have a new laptop, a new camera and I am attending a conference.
Yet the words I heard as I pulled out of the parking lot feeling like I should run in and take the laptop back were “why do you feel so unworthy of investment: I think your worthy” .
God thinks I am worthy. He thinks YOU are worthy. Is there a talent are you burring in the ground even though God clearly has provided a way to grow it?
I challenge you to dig that talent out of the ground and allow God to develop it, don’t let fear and incorrect feelings of unworthiness make you a unwise steward.
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