Character Is Resourceful… “In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.” Proverbs 31:19
In the past at work you have been accustom to a fat budget for generating new business, but now your resources are lean or non-existent. Is there another professional relationship you could trade for your expertise? Perhaps your ability to coach someone in executive leadership could be exchanged for their access to web development. It is during tight times that creativity and resourcefulness reign. Think outside the box and it will grow.
The early church understood how to be resourceful in taking care of one another. “And all the believers lived in a wonderful harmony, holding everything in common. They sold whatever they owned and pooled their resources so that each person’s need was met” (Acts 2:43 TM). Is there something you need to sell so that someone else’s needs could be met?
Consider innovative alternatives to current issues and you will be freed from the status quo. Resourcefulness many times requires patience because it takes more time to research and connect the proper relationships, but it is fulfilling knowing you stewarded the Lord’s resources by faith and with frugality. Ask God for wisdom in how to creatively come up with unconventional solutions. He will lead you in ways you may not have even considered.
Cling to Christ, the ultimate Creator. “I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things” (Isaiah 45:7). Jesus is radically resourceful. When I run out of ideas do I run to Him for help and think creatively? What are some resourceful ways I can prayerfully meet our pressing needs?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
June 23, 2021
“Trials and tests are preparation for the promised land of abundant living and thanksgiving.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 23, 2021 Moses and Aaron told the People of Israel, “This evening you will know that it is God who brought you out of Egypt; and in the morning you will see the Glory [...]
June 22, 2021
“You can’t change the past, but you can pray the Lord will use your influence in your children’s lives for good.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 22, 2021 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 I recently [...]
June 21, 2021
“Fatherhood is not for the faint of heart; and you only lose if you quit—not when you fail.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 21, 2021 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 Todd is our first [...]