Sometimes I find it really hard to know what I’m good at. To know how to achieve my next dream, to know what God really wants me to do. I find it hard to be simple, silent and wait. Waiting is not my best, I prefer to do. But sometimes God entrusts us with a gift and says wait. Then he says go and off we go with our gift. A lot of the time its our choice what we do with that gift, if we use it to pursue the next dream. But Sometimes we bury it in the sand and say I’m not doing that, I can’t, I’m too you, not attractive enough, too small, to tall, I work too much, I don’t have enough time. And we come up with tons of excuses so we leave our gift to one side. We bury it. Other times we use them and we see fruitfullness and growth, we see prosperity in our land what God truly wants.
I used to always think the parable about the bags of gold in Matthew 25 was about money and yes I suppose it is. But what if its about your gifts, then it truly takes a whole new perspective.
14 “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who was going to another place for a visit. Before he left, he called for his servants and told them to take care of his things while he was gone. 15 He gave one servant five bags of gold, another servant two bags of gold, and a third servant one bag of gold, to each one as much as he could handle. Then he left. 16 The servant who got five bags went quickly to invest the money and earned five more bags. 17 In the same way, the servant who had two bags invested them and earned two more. 18 But the servant who got one bag went out and dug a hole in the ground and hid the master’s money.
19 “After a long time the master came home and asked the servants what they did with his money. 20 The servant who was given five bags of gold brought five more bags to the master and said, ‘Master, you trusted me to care for five bags of gold, so I used your five bags to earn five more.’ 21 The master answered, ‘You did well. You are a good and loyal servant. Because you were loyal with small things, I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my joy with me.’
22 “Then the servant who had been given two bags of gold came to the master and said, ‘Master, you gave me two bags of gold to care for, so I used your two bags to earn two more.’ 23 The master answered, ‘You did well. You are a good and loyal servant. Because you were loyal with small things, I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my joy with me.’
24 “Then the servant who had been given one bag of gold came to the master and said, ‘Master, I knew that you were a hard man. You harvest things you did not plant. You gather crops where you did not sow any seed. 25 So I was afraid and went and hid your money in the ground. Here is your bag of gold.’26 The master answered, ‘You are a wicked and lazy servant! You say you knew that I harvest things I did not plant and that I gather crops where I did not sow any seed. 27 So you should have put my gold in the bank. Then, when I came home, I would have received my gold back with interest.’
28 “So the master told his other servants, ‘Take the bag of gold from that servant and give it to the servant who has ten bags of gold. 29 Those who have much will get more, and they will have much more than they need. But those who do not have much will have everything taken away from them.’ 30 Then the master said, ‘Throw that useless servant outside, into the darkness where people will cry and grind their teeth with pain.’
“My good and faithful servant”, see I’m no theologian here but I believe that the master congratulated yes the more money but he mostly congradulated the servants faith to actually act.
Who do you seem like most today?
- Pray for strength and faith.
- Pray for God to put people in your life that build you up and tell you the truth.
- Listen to his call and wait in his word knowing that there is a plan and a purpose.
- Go with the call in your ears, and God in your heart.