Borrowed from God
Dr. Sandy Outlar

Everything we have is borrowed from God; whether it be our time, talent, or treasure. Even the breath we inhale and exhale is graciously given and gifted to us by our Maker (Genesis 2:6).

In regards to time, A.W. Tozer said, “God has not bowed to our nervous haste nor embraced the methods of our machine age. The man who would know God must give time to Him.” The greatest response to the challenging times in which we live is to spend quality time in His Word.

When it comes to the matter of treasure, former President Jimmy Carter said it well, “Someone who’s obsessed with making money to the exclusion of other goals in life has likely forgone the possibility of the acceptance in God’s kingdom.”

Jesus himself encouraged us to have an eternal perspective when he said, “What shall it prosper a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul?” (Mark 8:36)

Each of us are endowed with hidden and revealed talent. God was not cheap with His gifting of us. A great illustration of God’s immense gift giving is found in the community of believers described in Nehemiah. Everyone played an important role in building the wall of protection for the people of Israel.

As I look around at the community of Lancaster County Christian School, I am amazed at the huge amount of giftedness that is ours in the form of students, employees, and parents. We truly have abundance of talent borrowed from God.

May we use what we have been loaned wisely for today’s needs and as an investment in eternity.

You are invited to learn more about leveraging your financial means for God’s glory at LCCS’s second annual financial seminar: Legacy Planning for Uncertain Times. This free event takes place on Saturday, March 13 from 9 am - 12 pm. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear general advice and specific examples as to how you can maximize what the Lord has given you. Learn more and register at

- Dr. Sandy Outlar