WHAT DO YOU HOLD IN YOUR HANDS?
“Upon graduating, I worked in the family business,” Suparno explains. “I had a low starting salary, so I pondered how to serve the Lord through giving. I decided, besides money, to give more time and talents to God’s work. Over the years, my salary increased and I was able to increase my giving while maintaining a faithful application of my time and talents. God asked Moses, ‘What do you hold in your hands?’ I realized that I could use the businesses and resources entrusted to me to do good works.”
TAKE AN ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP RETREAT.
“Every year I spend a day to review my stewardship of the four Ts: my time, treasure, talents, and truth. About ten years ago, the Lord challenged me to multiply myself by teaching and mentoring more young people in stewardship.” Through Crown Financial Ministries, “we started going around the country teaching people how to manage money God’s way.” About four years ago, Suparno co-founded the Kingdom Entrepreneurship Academy to equip entrepreneurs to honor the Lord in business.
REMEMBER YOU WILL BE CALLED TO ACCOUNT.
“At the end of my life, God will call me to account for that which He entrusted to me,” says Suparno. “2 Corinthians 4:18 became my life verse. It encourages us to focus on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Certain things, such as the souls of men and doing God’s work, will stand with me for eternity. But worldly things like money, material possessions, and fame are temporal.”