In light of hearing about, what seems to be the untimely deaths of so many prominent people over the years, it really made me think, “Lord, am I making full use of the time and the talents you have given me? Am I walking out my steps according to your purpose?”
Undoubtedly, our times and seasons are in the hands of the Lord. Our days are truly numbered. But as free agents, I do feel we play a role in what will be accomplished during our time here on Earth. According to the Word of God, we will be held accountable for making a return on the investment the Father has instilled and given to each of us. The following is what gives me an indication of this.
In Matthew 25:14-30, that passage gives an account of the parable told by the Lord about the servants who were given varying talents. One was given five talents, another two, and another one talent. As the story goes, the first two servants used their talents and brought gain to their master. Those two servants were then rewarded and made rulers over more. However, the servant who was given one talent buried his talent and brought no gain to his master. Then one day his number was called, and he stood before the master. He was full of excuses on why he didn’t bring gain to the master. The main excuse he had was that he was afraid. In response to this servant’s actions, the master had no choice but to give him what was due.
My question to you is, “Are you making full use of all the Master has given you?” Or are you allowing fear and circumstances to cause you to bury what the Father has instilled in you?
In closing, I want to admonish you to remember your days are numbered. None of us know the day, nor the hour when we will have to stand before the Master to give a report of the deeds done in our bodies. The only thing we can control is what we will do with what the Master has given us. I encourage you to kick fear and everything else to the curb and make a return on the investment the Father has instilled in you. God’s grace is sufficient to help you accomplish every task before you. It’s time to get busy and keep moving forward. Selah (think on these things).
Your Next Step Coaching Minute:
- Take time to identify your gifts and talents?
- What have you done with what the Master has given you?
- Strategize on your next step to make a return on the investment the Father has instilled in you.