Reflection on Stewardship in Business Practices Essay

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God’s Business: A Reflection on Stewardship as a Christian

Stewardship is by definition an ethic that embodies responsible planning and management of resources. Christian stewardship couples the first definition with the firm foundations of the Christian beliefs. Bringing the two together, one can surmise that Christian stewardship is the embodiment of responsible planning and management of the world’s resources using Christian beliefs as the criteria for the decision making process. For one to understand Christian Stewardship, one must recognize that the motivation behind Christian business choices is based on Christian principles and the belief of perfect unconditional love. My definition of Christian stewardship is founded on
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As a Christian, being preferred means that are actions strategically designed to speak one message loud and clear. God is our preference and, therefore, we want to be the preferred person for the rest of the world. We want our actions to speak a message of what God’s Company looks like. We are God’s preferred employee. If God were to ask who can I count on to send the right message to the rest of the world, I would be the employee of choice. So how does this translate in everyday life? When the world looks around and says who can help us, I would like to be preferred. I would like to be the first person that comes to their mind. Because the greatest gift that I could give back to God is the same sacrifice that he has given to me. This translates to all of my time and talents helping others, however possible.
The Hebrew word used in the Old Testament for sacrifice is “korban”, and it means to come close to God. As a Christian, living for Christ is our sacrifice to Him. When we use our possessions (time, talents, and treasures) to His glory and to benefit others, we signal to God, and to the world, our desire to have a close relationship with Him. When you eat or drink or do anything else, always do it to honor God (I Corinthians 10:31 CEV). As a steward of God's business, it's important to honor Him by operating it with honesty and integrity. As a completion to the cycle, god will