What are you doing with the talents God has given you. Are you taking them and putting them to work or are you hiding them in fear? We will all give an account our life when we stand before Jesus. What we all want to hear is “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” Use your talent.
Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come. But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us. When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business. The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more. And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’‘For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”
The parable of the talents is so profound. It shows us the importance of using the abilities God has given us. A master gave ten minas to ten servants and went away. They were expected to take those minas and do something with them to earn more minas. The first servant earned ten minas, the second earned five, the last one did nothing with his talent. We don’t know why he chose to bury the talent. Whatever the reason when the time came to give an account he brought a very dusty mina, nothing to show for the trust his master put in him.
Pull Your Weight
I have seen this over and over in the church. People who are given gifts by God not using them. They become dusty servants who just sit there and do nothing. All the while the servants with more talents are picking up the slack. When we become a Christian not only are we given gifts but we are also given a role to play. Be faithful and work diligently in your gifts. It will produce a return over time.