“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’ “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”
Matthew 25:14-30 NKJV
It’s Spread the Love Friday! I hope you are having a wonderful day spreading God’s love everywhere you go.
Have you ever noticed how different people are talented in different areas of their lives? Have you noticed how this concept carries over in church and work? Do you ever wonder what your talents are? Have you ever wanted to sit back, enjoy life and not get involved? Have you ever been afraid to do what you feel God is calling you to do?
You are not alone. We all have different talents, but sometimes we are unsure where God is leading us. As we study, read, pray, listen and work, God reveals to us his plans. No one starts at the top, and if you are at the top in the business world, you can’t just make a lateral move in the church. However, serving is important. As we use our talents, we grow spiritually. Don’t be the one who never takes a chance and has everything taken away because of being afraid or unwilling to serve. God gave you talents that are unique for you.
Have a wonderful Friday. God bless you.