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God Knows What You Can Do

 

(Matthew 25:14-18) “Similarly, it is like a man going on a trip who called his servants and turned his money over to them. To one man he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, based on their ability. Then he went on his trip.”

“The one who received five talents went out at once and invested them and earned five more. In the same way, the one who had two talents earned two more. But the one who received one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground, and buried his master’s money.”

(vs30) “Throw this useless servant into the darkness outside! In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

(1 Corinthians 3:13) “the workmanship of each person will become evident, for the day of judgment will show what it is, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s action.”

 

 

God made you and knows exactly what you are made out of. Even the measure of faith you have in God has been put there by Him. Your only responsibility is to invest that faith either in Him or in the world. You are at full liberty to either deny Christ or accept Him. You can use your faith to move mountains or not use it at all and continue to circle the mountain, thus making your journey to your divine destiny longer or not get there at all.

You can use it to ask and receive or continue to think that you deserve nothing. You can invest your faith in the lottery, your job, your followers on social media, your government aid, or your family to come around in your time of need. But Christ not only gave us this faith to be put on Him as the Creator of the Universe, but He also gave us the instructions on how to increase this faith. The Bible says that faith comes by hearing the Word of God.

God is also the one who gives us talents. Even though in this parable the talents represent a monetary unit, we can use it to talk about the physical talents or abilities God has given us. In the parable, the one who received only one talent, unlike the other two servants who doubled what they received, did not invest it at all in fear of losing it and gave it back to the master upon his return. The master called him useless and was very angry with him and he was punished and cast out into darkness (which represents hell).

God knows your future and what you are capable of and according to that knowledge, he has given you the talents necessary. He will not give you the opportunity to do great things if He has not first given you the talent to achieve them. The greatest thing you could ever do is change someone’s life through the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God you have received.

If you can sing, you can pray, you can play an instrument, you can post on social media, you can translate, you can clean up, you can cook, you can drive, you can teach children, you can take care of the elderly, you can visit the sick, you can work with computers, you can use the sound system, you are good with fundraisers…etc….submit those talents to a Pastor and let it be used to increase God’s kingdom.

God will ask you for accounts once you are dead, so don’t allow the talents and resources He has given you to go to waste because of fear, laziness, being selfish, or simply not caring. Your biggest failure is failing to try and do nothing at all.

 


Everything God has allowed you to excel at is for His glory, His kingdom, and His purpose, not your personal satisfaction.

 

 

Prayers

• Heavenly Father, You are He who breaks the spirit of the rulers, He who brings the princes of nothing, King forever and ever.
• Thank You that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith.
• Thank You for creating us and giving us talents and spiritual gifts.
• Forgive us for having wasted our talents, resources and opportunities to be used for Your kingdom.
• Forgive us for fearing failure, what others will say, or for not caring at all.
• We submit all our talents, resources and time at the feet of Jesus. Use us, Lord, to further Your kingdom and do Your will.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

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