Adopting stewardship as a way of life means having trust in God. To commit a portion of your time, talent, and treasure to his service means you have faith that he’ll provide enough to meet your needs and those of your family.
Abraham provides a model for faithful living. He was willing to accept God’s call to leave his homeland and go and make his home in another land. And he was not even told where he was headed. Yet he was willing to follow God’s invitation, trusting that God would show him the way and tell him when he had arrived.
St. Paul reminds us that we will have hardships along the way, as Abraham did, but we have strength provided by God to overcome them. When we have doubts whether Jesus can guide us and provide for our needs, we have the command of God the Father during the Transfiguration, “Listen to him.” Christ himself encourages us, “Rise, and do not be afraid.” So let us indeed begin now to follow the path God leads us along, unafraid to use the resources he has given us, on our own spiritual journey as servants of the Lord.