You’ve Got Talent – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:14-30
Key Verse: Matthew 25:15
To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.
As we continue to study the fact that all of us have a God-given talent, I want to zero in on the talent itself. Most of us have enough self-awareness to see some strength that we have. Most of us focus most on our lack of talent. We tend to wish God would give us more talent than we feel we have. Jesus’ parable had three men receiving talents: “to one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to His ability” (Matthew 25:15). Take note that the men were each given different amounts “according to their ability.” God judges each of us and understands we do not have the same abilities. For example, it is very easy for me to envy other pastors that I meet who seem to have so much more talent than I do. It’s easy for me to feel bad about myself. If you are like that, join me on this journey of learning to accept what God has given us rather than on what He has given others.
I am responsible to use the gifts God has graciously given me to the best of my ability. When I do, I push God’s agenda forward. I seldom feel I do much, but as the old song said: “Little is much when God is in it.” Let’s go out today and “fish”! Let’s influence people to love God by whatever means God has given to us.
Father, thank you for the talent that you have given me. Help me not to focus on others but do my best with what I have! In Jesus’ name, amen.