Healing Our Blindness

January 31, 2020  •   Tracy Earl Welliver

Two young girls laughing in joy

The value of stewardship living is difficult to see unless we are experiencing that way of life for ourselves. You can read 100 Everyday Stewardship reflections and go to church every Sunday, but unless you are actively growing in faith and trying to live a life of generous stewardship, you cannot see the power of such a lifestyle. Like most things, we need direct, purposeful experiences to really understand.

I worked in a stewardship parish for over 20 years, but it was only after I started treating all I have as God’s, and began to actively offer all I am to Him for His glory, that I really got the message. That doesn’t mean I am a perfect steward. Far from it! However, the stress and anxiety that comes with life has greatly diminished because all is in God’s hands. I choose to act more generously than before, which provides me with a sense of fulfillment and joy. How I act towards my family, friends, and even people I meet daily has changed. Now I am more mindful of their presence, and I seek to give them a part of me that just might change their day and bring them a little closer to Christ. I am transforming into a disciple who seeks to use all I have been given to transform all that is around me.

It would be a shame to be blind to the important things for an entire life. Today, consider taking a path of life-changing stewardship. Give it all to God. In the midst of all you have been given, you just might find God in a profound way. You may even find the real person God created you to be.

—Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS

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Angie
6 months ago

I found my real person God created me to be, when I started working in the Rectory office 24 years ago. Previously worked for the Federal and a Private Insurance Firm, doing office work. I wasn’t happy, decided to be a stay-home mom. I was asked by a previous employee of the Church Rectory, if I liked to take over her job? she was retiring after 30 years. Never in my mind thought I would work for the Priest of my parish and to do that sort of work? Being that my kids were in Catholic School next to the… Read more »

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6 months ago
Reply to  Angie

Angie, what am amazing life you’ve led so far! Thank you for sharing your testimony – it is truly inspiring. God bless you!