The practice in the art of stewardship is characterized by the results of the transformation of one man who spent the vast majority of his life running away from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Then one day God reached out and tapped him on the shoulder to say He wanted to speak with him. This initial attempt was met with an uncompromising, "Not now."
The second attempt was met with, "I am too busy trying to build a business."There was no third, at least not in the same sense as in the previous two because if there was, the Resilient Prophet would have been readily available, why, because everything he thought he had in life to live, love and work for, was gone, his family, businesses, real estate, vehicles, cash on hand, credit cards, as well as friends and associates had all but literally evaporated overnight.
For the third time in his life he had lost everything, however what made this loss that much more devastating was in the fact that he was now absolutely alone and stripped naked of everything that he believed was important in his life and wondering why this had happened again.
In his mind he could not make any sense out of how one day he could buy almost anything his heart desired because he had money, social mobility and credibility, and the next, he could not even buy a bus ticket to go and enjoy a free box lunch.