There is one question that cuts to the chase and that one question is: “God, what do you want me to do with all that You have entrusted to me?” We all seem to be happy to acknowledge that God has created everything, but we often want to make the decision as to what to do with what we have.
Jesus says in John 12:49 –“For I did not speak on my own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.” Everything Jesus said was directed by His Father’s directions. If Jesus looked to God for everything He did and said, how can we be anything but the same way? John 5:30 says, “I can do nothing on my own initiative… because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent me.”
Jesus not only models this for us, but He gives good instructions on how we are to handle the Father’s property. Jesus taught the disciples to pray, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10). We have no problem with God’s will being done in heaven but somehow we run into a block wall when it comes to how we are to handle God’s will here on earth. Each believer should allow God’s will to rule while we are on this earth. In so doing, each believer will allow God’s Kingdom to come and His will to be done in his or her little part of earth as it is in heaven.
Can you imagine what would happen if all God’s people were to make all their time fully available for His use? What would happen if everyone devoted all their talents to carry out God’s purposes? What would happen if everyone expended all their energy to following the Lord’s agenda?
If we want the Father to one day say “Good and Faithful Servant,” I think we will have to continually ask ourselves the question, “God, what do You want me to do with the Stuff you have given to my care and management?” We need to be good and faithful servants with the little or the much that God has given us!