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Living with Diabetes and Overcoming Tragedy
With Dr. Kent Ingle, President of Southeastern University
How to Be a Good Steward
How do you use your resources for God’s glory? Stewardship involves responsibly managing our resources and relationships to serve others and God.
After being told by his doctor that he developed diabetes, Dr. Kent Ingle became determined to be a better steward of his life…including his health, time, gifts, and family. Let’s learn from Kent’s story how he did this.
Words of Hope:
“All Christians are but God’s stewards. Everything we have is on loan from the Lord, entrusted to us for a while to use in serving Him.”
― John MacArthur
In part 1 of Relentless Hope, Dr. Kent Ingle teaches the importance of managing the resources God entrusts us with to reach our divine destiny. Despite circumstances that can’t be managed or controlled, such as tragedy and suffering, stewardship is key to living purposefully. God is creating a masterpiece of your life and nothing happens by accident. Every experience, the good and bad, is crafted into a force to bring about change.
In part 2 of this series, Kent shares that great leadership comes from being a great steward. He believes that your divine design is God’s gift to you, and how you steward your life is your gift to God. Kent outlines three areas of stewardship: ourselves, others, and our calling. Leadership begins with caring for our body and soul, respecting our gifts, and cultivating strong character.
In part 3 of the podcast, Dr. Kent Ingle reminds us that God uniquely made us; we all have a special story and a mission to fulfill. Kent believes that we can maximize our impact and create a lasting legacy by following these four steps: listening to people and building trust, understanding key factors and urgent issues that matter to meet their needs, clarifying goals to stay on track, and aligning with the vision of those around us. These steps can help us fulfill our mission and make a difference by carrying God’s imprint within us.
Scripture to reflect on:
“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
– 1 Peter 4:10
Closing prayer for Dr. Kent Ingle’s story:
Dear Lord, I know I’m not always a good steward of my life. But even when I falter, I know You’re with me. Thank You, Lord, for guiding me and infusing my soul with clarity, love, and strength. Please renew my mind and change my thoughts so that my actions change. I am willing to release my bad habits to fulfill Your calling. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
God is excited for you to reach your highest potential and live purposefully. If this story impacted you, please share your thoughts in the comments below!
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