Life is more than a few years spent on self-indulgence or career advancement. It's a privilege, a responsibility, a stewardship to be met according to God's calling. Elizabeth Dole
Stewardship is a stalwart word, often reserved for care of land or finances. I like this definition, "the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care."
My ideas and my words have been entrusted to my care, and that means I'm responsible for managing them. Sometimes I do it well, and sometimes I bungle it completely.
Words spoken or written carelessly, or worse yet, brave words unspoken and unwritten forever pile up in silent, unpurposed graves, testament to the victory of doubt and fear over stewardship.
I do not want to stand before My God and have to answer for all the brave words with which I was entrusted, but buried alive. And so I write.