Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground.’ – Matthew 25:24-25
Continued from yesterday…
Often those with one talent fall into the temptation of despising what they have been given. They think it is too small and they complain about it like the wicked servant.
Also, they think those who have more talents are better off than them, so they become envious and in some cases switch lanes to where God has not assigned for them.
Futhermore, they are tempted to become bitter at life and God Himself, and interpret their one talent to mean God loves them less or thinks less of them.
Yet again, they fall into the temptation of abandoning their talent, not benefiting anyone with it, hence making no profit from it and succumbing to a life of defeat and stagnation.
To break free from these negative cycle, you must come to the realization that God has no favorites; therefore whatever He has given you is intended to make you thrive.
Understand that by cultivating what you have, you will get what you don’t have.
You are important no matter who you are. Where you are shouldn’t stop you from going where you want to/should go to. Don’t give up on your one talent, start from one and grow it to ten. It is all in your perception. You can do it!
Proverbs 12:24 & Zechariah 4:10a.
* Pray against laziness and the tendency to bury your God-given gifts.
* See yourself as a one-talent person and call forth productivity in that which you’ve been given – command it to grow.