Everything belongs to God. First and foremost, we must realize that everything we have belongs to God. We are merely stewards (managers) of any material goods we possess. God owns everything we have, but He makes us managers of it.
Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. And what do you have that you did not receive…? (1 Corinthians 4:1-2,7b NKJ).
When I was elected to the Manheim Central School board, the money we were using was not our own; we were simply managing it. It belonged to the tax payers of the community. It is like someone who works at a bank. A bank teller understood that even though they handle massive amounts of money daily, the money is not theirs. It belongs to the bank. The teller understands they are a steward. I am a manager of the Lord’s money. In reality, the money in my wallet is not mine; it is God’s. Some Christians believe that ten percent of the money they receive is God’s and the other ninety percent belongs exclusively to them. They are mistaken. It all belongs to God.
We need to recognize His ownership in everything we have. This gives us a proper perspective on everything.