November 8, 2017. Matthew 25.
In Order. Take the Risk.
We are all given gifts, talents, and strengths that are unique to us. The experiences and the trials that we each go through personally are to help us grow and gain something specific to onesself. We are given these for one reason and one reason only, to spread the Light and Love to all who see us.
Here is the thing though; sometimes we tend to hide those talents, gifts, and strengths. Whether someone is ashamed, embarrassed, or selfish; they are kept hidden and not used to glorify our Lord and Savior the way they were meant to be used. However, your God wants you to use them, he has given them to you for a reason and he wants to give you even more, but how can he trust with something more when you are not even capable of using what you already have?
Take the three servants in Matthew 25, the first one is given 5 bags of gold and later comes back with 5 more in addition to those 5. The second servant is given 2 bags of gold and later comes back with 2 more in addition to the others. Read what the Master says to them when they return:
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
And then there is the third servant, he is given one bag but is afraid and went and hid it in the ground. He buried it deep so as to not use or lose it. He did not want to take the risk.
What gifts, talents, and strengths have you been blessed with but are not using to bring Him honor and glory? What have you buried to keep "safe"? What is holding you back from taking a risk and using what has been given to you? Don’t you want to hear one day “well done, good and faithful servant.” God has entrusted you with some and he wants to know you can handle more, so jump in, take that risk, don’t be scared and trust that the Lord will bless you!