For the last few years my wife and I have been diligently working on getting out of debt. We have about two more dreaded student loans left to payoff. It has taken some time, some sacrifice, and some pain but we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
We set out on this crazy journey to get out of debt because we were stuck in a rut living paycheck to paycheck never getting ahead in life. We were stuck between a rock and a hard place and didn’t know what to do. Until one night we were hanging out with friends of ours at their beautiful brand new house and they shared with us their story of how they got out of debt and how doing so had freed them up to get the most out of life.
There is a story of this employer who, before he went away on a trip, gave three of his most trusted employees some money to handle while he was away. Two of the employees invested the money and when the employer returned the money they were entrusted with had doubled. The other employee did nothing with the money he had been entrusted with and when the employer returned, he was very displeased with his employee, took the money from him, and gave it to the other employees.
The lesson to be learned from this story is that God won’t trust you with more until he has seen what you can do with less. In other words, God won’t give you more in life until you have been faithful with what He has already given you. How can you expect God to entrust you with more if you haven’t been a good steward with what you already have?
If you are stuck in a rut wondering how you can get the most out of life, start being faithful with what you already got. Stop looking around at what everyone else has and start focusing on being a good steward with what you have been entrusted with. Start putting excellence in the ordinary and see if it doesn’t change into the extraordinary.