Stewarding the Moment with Stephen Curtis Chapman

In a time when the world around us seems like a swirling vortex of opinions, ideas and division, you might question what your role is in all of this. You’re not alone. So many of us as Christ followers have this same struggle.

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

– Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV

In a converation with Family Life Radio, Stephen Curtis Chapman shared a question he asks himself, “What does it look like to steward this moment in history?” And that question opens up a world of possibility for you, inviting you to be an active participant in God’s ongoing work.

The Apostle Paul shared similar wisdom in our verse today. These words remind us that being a steward of our time and influence isn’t just about wise choices; it’s a call to active engagement in a world that often feels at odds with God’s peace and wisdom.

Position yourself as an active participant in what God is doing right now.

Stephen’s response after wrestling with this led him to create an album full of songs as his personal response to the challenges he saw.

So what does stewardship look like for you in this moment? Maybe you have a platform to influence others, or perhaps your sphere is smaller, impacting your family, friends or community. Regardless, you have the privilege and responsibility to use what you’ve been given wisely, to make “the most of every opportunity.”

By identifying just one way to wisely steward this current moment, you position yourself not just as a passive observer, but as an active participant in what God is doing right now. As you step forward in faith, you open the door for God to use you in extraordinary ways.

Today’s One Thing

Identify one way you can steward this moment in history. It could be as simple as using your social media to share uplifting and insightful messages rather than fueling the fire of division. Maybe you can volunteer your time or resources to a cause that aligns with your beliefs and passions.

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