Victims of Circumstances or Stewards of Resources

The economically poor often see themselves as victims of circumstance rather than stewards of resources. The clear teaching of the Bible is just the opposite. Human beings were created to have dominion over creation, not to be dominated by it. Human beings are above creation, not one with it. They are commissioned by their Creator to manage and cultivate the garden in which He placed them.

This truth is empowering. It gives hope for change and vision of a better life. It inspires innovation, creativity, and ingenuity. It frees the human mind from fatalistic notions and passive acceptance of life in an impoverished state. Any belief that contradicts this truth is disempowering. Many of the world’s economic poor are captive to disempowering beliefs that ultimately hinder progress and stunt human development.

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One thought on “Victims of Circumstances or Stewards of Resources

  1. Terry!!! thank you for always turning the view point to a Godly perspective! am back in palm beach after 30 days in China, Cambodia and Indonesia. Treasured my hatching time with you and Dayo in West Africa. Finished my stint with Partners and will probably look to go on with further CHE training this coming year. Am so glad for your encouragement and vision!

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