Achieving God’s Purpose

People of faith readily agree that God has a distinct purpose for their life.

Psalms 139 tells us that we were known by the Father even before our birth. It tells us that God has sovereignty directed the sum total of our experiences in life—He is familiar with all my ways.

Understanding those gifts and offering them to God for His use is the largest share of our directive to “discern and do God’s Will” in our lives.

People of faith readily agree that God owns everything.

If we understand this, then we embrace the fact that we don’t own anything. Instead, we are stewards or caretakers of the gifts and abilities He has entrusted us with. This includes the financial resources He has entrusted us with as well.

Humbly offering the best of our abilities and gifts, and giving of finances to God’s work allows us to participate in His Kingdom Purposes, and becomes the main source of spiritual growth and joy in our lives.

God places desires in our hearts for a reason.

The further we get in our walk with the Lord, as time passes and our relationship grows deeper, the more we find that the desires of our heart match His intentions for us. God will use our past experiences, the spiritual gifts He has given us, and the desires He places in us through the Holy Spirit to direct us.

When we discern the spiritual “wiring” God has created in us, and learn to walk within it, we can perform His will and experience great joy in our lives.

Mature stewards understand that they can impact God’s Purposes even after they’re gone.

The largest single act of financial stewardship most people will make is their estate plan. Create a plan that avoids taxes and direct your funds to your family and loved ones, to your church, and to ministries and causes that are dear to you.

Completing an estate plan can be one of the most rewarding things you ever experience, knowing that you have cared for your family, you have completed the task of stewarding God’s resources, and you may have sown financial seed into the lives of others through ministries you support.

The Journey begins with the First Step—Finding Trustworthy Counsel.

The Southern Baptist Foundation exists to help people grow in personal stewardship, and to provide financial counsel and resources to achieve the maximum benefit, efficiency and impact.

The Foundation listens and works closely with you to determine the organizations that you love and want to support. Our role is not to convince you where to give or which organizations to support. Rather, our role is to help you achieve God’s best in the purposes He has laid on your heart.

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