Stewardship: Administering and managing personal and financial resources effectively.
Managing your resources responsibly + willingness to delay gratification for long-term goals = stewardship
People with stewardship effectively control, maintain, manage, and protect the resources under their supervision. They are careful and wise custodians, safeguarding their assets.
Gratitude: Until people are grateful for what they have, they will not manage possessions or time in a way that allows them to multiply their resources.
Sacrifice: A key component of stewardship is delayed gratification, being willing to sacrifice temporary satisfaction for a bigger goal.
Contentment: People who value stewardship are content with what they have, and in the midst of contentment, they work to increase resources for a larger goal or plan.
“If you live like no one else, later you can live and give like no one else.” -Dave Ramsey