1.“Financial success is not determined by how much money comes through your hands, it’s determined by how you manage the money that comes through your hands” – Pastor Randy. It can be tempting to think that if we could just make more money, we would be in a healthier financial situation, but that’s not necessarily the case. Countless millionaires eventually find themselves broke, and there are a lot of people with modest incomes who live comfortably. One of the primary methods to manage our finances is by setting a budget and sticking to it. Do you have a budget? If not, what is preventing you from creating one right now? If you do, on a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being not at all and 10 being perfect), rate how well you stick to your budget. What is one habit you can create to help yourself move closer to being a 10?
2. There is a difference between having the potential to be fruitful and being fruitful. While the Garden of Eden was a literal paradise and had to be great to look at, it wasn’t fruitful without Adam being there to work it. God wants us to multiply what He's given us. What area of life do you feel like you are most fruitful? How could you help others to have similar success?
3. Good stewardship is part of God’s purpose for each of us, but it looks different from one person to the next. For some of us, it’s our household. For others, it’s the team we supervise at work. Even kids are stewards of their time and energy. It’s our job to take care of what God has given to us, otherwise we may find ourselves like the man in Matthew 25 who had his 1 talent taken away, and given to the one who had managed their talents well. What talent or resource could you do a better job of managing?