Guard What’s Yours

This week, Kia and I celebrated the end of our older son’s high school soccer career. We attended the year end banquet, and we received news of him earning 1st Team League honors for the season. While I enjoyed the moment, it was also sobering. The ending of a thing is usually a reminder of what God has entrusted to us. It makes you ask, ”Did I guard that thing?”

Guard what has been entrusted to you by God.

What’s Yours?

What has God given to you? That’s a big question, but let me help you by narrowing it down by reframing the question: ‘What has God given to YOU?’ What is specifically is yours?

Here are some ideas: your spouse/significant other, your children, your job/career, your home, your finances, your dreams/calling.

Timothy was a younger protege of the Apostle Paul. Timothy traveled throughout the world with Paul on their missionary journeys, but at some point, Timothy left to go to Ephesus on his own. He was sent by Paul to pastor and care for the young church there.

Guard it!

Paul writes to Timothy multiple times, and he concludes his first letter with this sentence, 

“Timothy, guard what God has entrusted to you.”  -1 Timothy 6:20

Of course, for Timothy, it was the Ephesian church, but it was also to guard his family, his health, his own faith. What has God given to you? What is entrusted into YOUR care? 

Guard it. Keep it safe. 

God’s Grace is Sufficient.

And take heart, you are not alone. Paul ends both the above thought and the entire letter with this prayer of encouragement, 

“May God’s grace be with you all.”  -1 Timothy‬ ‭6‬‬:‭21

What has God entrusted to you? 
Guard it!
Don’t worry, God’s grace will be with you.

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