Use The Talents God Gave You

by | Nov 15, 2022

Matthew 25: 14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability.  Then he went away.

What “talents” has God given you that you need to dust off and use for Him today?  Have you gotten so caught up in the every day that you keep thinking that “one day……..” and yet that one day doesn’t ever seem to come?  God gave you talents to be used for Him, whether for something big or small isn’t the issue, it is whether or not you are doing what He has for you to do with the talents He gave you!

Is it fear that is holding you back?  Are you afraid you don’t have what it takes?  God wouldn’t call you to do something that He doesn’t give you the ability to do!  Are you afraid of what others will think?  Remember Matthew 10:28, “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.  Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”  God will give you what it takes including the courage you need if you will just trust Him and step out in faith, believing Him for it!  Are you afraid you “can’t afford it”?  Do you really think God would call you to do something and then not take care of you in it?  Matthew 6:27-29 tells us, “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life/  And why are you anxious about clothing?  Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow:  they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”  I was offered a job years ago in a non-profit ministry and one of the first things they told me was that since they were a non-profit that they trusted God for every paycheck and that I would have to agree to that in order to work for them.  I explained to them that I had been a single mom for years and that it wouldn’t matter who I worked for I always believed that my paychecks were in the hands of God, and there is never “job security”, no matter who you are or what you do ~ you could lose it all tomorrow!  That is not something to be anxious about, that is where your faith and trust in God comes in!

Maybe what He is asking you to do isn’t a career change or anything quite that grandiose, maybe He is asking you to start a Bible study for a few women in your home but you have been putting it off.  Don’t allow any more excuses to get in the way!

God wants you to use all the talent He gave you!  He wants you to be happy in what you do in life and the only way to do that is to follow Him and trust Him and do what you are called to do!  He has put that desire and passion in your heart for a reason!  Ask God today to show you what it is He has for you to do and ask Him for the means and the courage to do it!  The best is yet to come ~ don’t miss it!

Quote: “Wherever you choose to go, go there with all your heart!”  ~ Simple Truths

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