Last week I was at my BFF’s house where we meet with other friends for a Bible study. We were talking about faith and one of the ladies started talking about some issues she was dealing with right now with her autistic daughter. We were all sitting there encouraging our friend and one of the other ladies told her that God has handpicked her to take care of this girl. My sweet friend said with tears in her eyes, “Yes, I have always known and believed that God gave me _______________ as a gift, but I always want to make sure that I’m a good steward over her.”
That really struck a chord with me that night….
She wants to make sure that she is being the kind of steward she needs to be over her daughter!!
A good steward?! I have never thought about being a good steward when it comes to people God puts in our path.
Now a steward or stewardship defines our practical obedience in the administration of everything under our control, everything entrusted to us.
In other words, a good steward is one who takes care of everything they have and this includes people!!
Ok…so these adults above me are my kids with their spouses that God handpicked for me to take care of…..from their birth until they both got married and even beyond that. :)!!
Have I been a good steward of them? I tried, but I know I have come short of that many times!!
And now I have 3 grandgirls who are a mighty wonderful blessing!
And they are the ones whom God has entrusted to me to be their Grandma!! Love. Them.!
And every year on the first day of school, I am entrusted with new little kinder cubs! Here is my most recent group:
God has handpicked each one of these kiddos to be a part of my 2016-17 kindergarten class!!
Therefore, it is important that I do my best for them…..
in other words…
I need to be a good steward!!
How you might ask?
I need to display good stewardship with these children each day by……
giving them hugs as much as possible.
listening to their stories that MUST be important to them because they won’t stop raising their hand or trying other means to get my attention
learning how each of them learn and work best
fitting my instruction to meet the needs of each individual child
keeping calm (no matter what might frustrate me during the day!!) and carrying on
believing that each child in my class CAN learn
helping with tying their shoes
putting Bandaids on boo boo’s
giving them times throughout the day to rest their brains
not RAISING my voice
making sure that none of them are hungry
building trust with each kinder cub
showing patience in every situation
giving them more positives than negatives throughout the day
reading aloud to them each day
allowing them to ask questions….many….many….questions
LOVING them unconditionally!!
My list could go on and on…….
When I get back to school next week, I plan to put forth much effort to be a good steward towards my kinders!
That is what God wants me to do…..
now that I realize each one of them was handpicked just for me,
I see what a true gift they are to me!
They are not just any kind of gift but a priceless gift!
And when we get priceless gifts, don’t we take care of them a little better than gifts that are not priceless??
Yep. We sure do.
Can’t wait to get to be with my little gifts next week!!
And I plan to take care of them….REAL GOOD!!