1 : the office, duties, and obligations of a steward
2 : the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially : the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care <stewardship of our natural resources>
Six years ago, God spoke to my heart as I read 1st Corinthians 9:16-17. He told me that He has called me to write His good news, stories that share biblical truth, examples of how believers can trust Him to see us through the dark times. It is a stewardship He has placed upon me. He expects me to be careful and responsible in the management of the talent He gave me, to be sure that I am writing what He has called me to write.
Here is that verse, but I have changed the word "preach" and replaced it with "write."
For if I [write] the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not [write] the gospel. For if I do this voluntarily, I have reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.
I guess I would say I write both voluntarily and against my will. I am compelled to write, and woe to me if I don’t. And yet it gives me pleasure to serve Him in this way.
A few verses later this chapter tells me to run the race to win. So I’m off to "run" a bit further in my deadline.
In the grip of His grace,