About 2 weeks ago, a rock bounced up off the road and hit my windshield. Initially, I was super surprised because I was looking somewhere else and it startled me. After the initial surprise wore off, it was just disappointing. I thought I could drive with it for a while since it was pretty small, but it ended up getting bigger and bigger as I drove. It was initially about 6-8 inches but it enlarged to over 18-20 inches over a few days of driving. Next week I ended up calling my insurance company to figure out how to get it fixed. I was quite disappointed about it since finances have been on the tighter side at the moment.
As I was getting in the car to drive to my church’s small group I remember thinking “This sucks. I’m going to have to pay $325 of my money to get it fixed.” Right after I thought that, I felt the conviction of the Lord right away and the words that popped into my head immediately were “Your money? It’s all my money.” I’ve had a few experiences like this before, but this was probably the most crystal clear and immediate one to date.
I repented of that right away, and prayed that I would be able to think of all of the money I have been given to steward correctly. I’d rather it be a $325 lesson than a much bigger one in the future. For example, as righteous as Job was, I don’t exactly want to be in a situation that is anything like his unless I am called to be. I need to be a good steward with little so that I can be entrusted with more.
It is a good reminder that being a Christian with finances is not simply about what you give but what you do with all that you have received.