Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Today's Devotion- Working with other fellow Steward

by Pastor Bong Gonzales

Col 3:12-14
12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. NIV

As a steward of God in God's Kingdom and calling, we must realize that we might be called alone but never to work alone. He would not be call a crowd, but He always sends us to work with a crowd!

Therefore, every trusted steward of God who wants to finishe it well must be able to work well with other fellow stewards.

Four basic foundation for a healthy working relationship with fellow stewards:

  1. We must recognize that we are called and chosen to do a specific task that contribute to the whole finished product or project.
  2. We need to honor that others are equally called to do a task, though they might not be as skillful as you or others. When this happen, we must be willing to bear with one another and help each other to be able to do their part effectively, which in return will make our task easier and will be able to accomplish sooner.
  3. We must build a Covenant of Truthfulness with fellow stewards, in which we will be able to do if we do not lie to each other about our situation, feelings and needs.
  4. Lastly, working together for common good and for the pleasure of One (GOD) is a habit to develop at any given situation and in any assignment given. An African proverb has this saying: "If you want to go faster, you need to do it alone, but if you want to go farther, you need to go together." Stewardship is both a lone calling and a together work. We need to know when it comes!

In His wisdom He did not make us able to do everything, but He enable us to do certain things, in which made us a necessity for others. Let's consider others as well!

We might be receiving an individual reward in eternity, but rest assured you have not accomplished a whole project alone, someone did something for you!

May He find us always working well with other fellow stewards!

God bless and till the next time!

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