A Better You: How to Be Breakout of Mundanity – Luke 16:1-13

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1 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’
3 “The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg— 4 I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’
5 “So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’
6 “‘Nine hundred gallons[a] of olive oil,’ he replied.
“The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.’
7 “Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’
“‘A thousand bushels[b] of wheat,’ he replied.
“He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’
8 “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. 9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?
13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
14 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. 15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.

– Luke 16:1-15


Trusted in the Mundane

Life can get boring sometimes.

No, life is never boring. Let me correct myself:

Life can get predictable sometimes.

You go to wake up, go to work, go home, listen to your family fight, and go back to sleep.

It’s a cycle.

There may be obstacles here and there, but it’s nonetheless almost always repetitive.

Herein lies the danger for a lot of us: we get stuck in the repetition.

It’s so easy to lament to God about your boring and predictable life.

But in Luke 16:10, God tells us this:

“He who is faithful in a very little thing is also faithful in much; and he who is dishonest in a very little thing is also dishonest in much.”

– Luke 16:10


What Does Being Faithful Mean?

Sure, if you’re talking about something that is quantifiable, it’s easy to understand how to apply this principle.

If you don’t have a lot of money, trust God with your finances.

But just because it’s easy to understand how to, doesn’t mean its easy to do. It’s hard trusting God with your finances because it’s hard to trust something you can’t see, something that doesn’t really make sense.

But that’s another devotional for another time.

The problem arises when you think only in terms of the quantifiable.

A lot of things we do are unquantifiable: Loving someone, working diligently, doing the dishes…

God’s not telling you to keep score in these areas of your life.

Quite the opposite actually. He’s telling you to get go of the scoresheet in your hands and just do it wholeheartedly.

The rationale is that if you just keep being nice to the few people in your influence, keep showing up for work, keep doing your dishes, God will surely bless you.

If you keep on being faithful and honoring God in your little things, He will bless you.

Why? It’s because God can see that He can trust you in being faithful in a very little thing.


Call to Action

How does this make you a better you?

God sees you doing your best in the very little He has ordained to you. He will bless you exceedingly.

Know that God sees you. And, therefore, keep it up! Your breakthrough is coming!

God bless you and persevere!


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