“For it is like a man who was about to take a long journey,
and he called his servants together and entrusted them with
To one he gave five talents [probably about $5000], to another
two, to another one-to each in proportion to his own personal
ability. Then he departed and left the country. ”
I shared this scripture because it illustrates perfectly where I am
at the moment. God has been speaking to me about the talents He
has given me. I haven’t been faithful with them I am sad to say.
I have been slacking for lack of a better word.
I haven’t been living to my full potential and I know it!
I was the man who was given the one talent who hid it in the
ground. But this is the thing, the only way to get to the five
is being faithful with the one talent!
I want you to think about something along the same line,
Is getting the five talents the main goal or is it being
faithful with however many talents you have?
They are both important but I think being faithful with the talents
you currently have is more important.
At the level you are at are you being faithful? (are you faithful
If you have one talent, are you being faithful?
Are you faithful with the two talents God has given you or
are you looking at the guy or girl with the five talents and
wishing you were them??
God wants us to be faithful with the talents He has given us.
For me, it means being faithful with this blog, being faithful with
my job, and being faithful in the areas of ministry I serve in (those
are my two talents metaphorically speaking).
God is looking at my faithfulness in those areas.
Getting the five talents is not the main goal.
Being faithful with the two is.
I am walking in His amazing purpose when I give 200%
into what He has given me to do now, no matter how small
When increase, promotion and growth come (which always
do) I will still be required to be faithful. God will still expect me
to bear fruit.
But it starts now. I should be bearing fruit with the two talents
I have right now. There will be no progress if I sit on my talent.
There will be no blessing in my life if I am not moving!
As I end here I would like you to think about a few things.
Are you faithful with the talents God has given you?
If not what can you do to change that?
Are you envious of other people who seem to have
more than you?