Managing our talents

God wants us to have a good life, one in which we prosper not only materially but also spiritually and in our health. In the Bible, God said; “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plan to give you hope and a future.”(Jeremiah 29:11)

God wants to bless the fruit of our work but that requires us to be good managers of His resources. It is important to save, invest and multiply what He had entrusted to us. In the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14 to 29), our Lord Jesus gave an illustration about savings and investing. The parable started off talking about a master who gave his servants talents before he departs to a foreign country for a period.

One of his servants brought five talents and traded them and made a profit of another five talents from what he had. The rest of the servants also made some profits with the talents that was given to them by their master.However, one of the servant was worried after the master have left them. Instead, he dug a hole and buried the talents in it.

Finally, the master returned after a long time. He was overjoyed when he saw his servants delivered to him what they have earned from the talents that he had given to them. But he was very angry with the servant who buried the talent and do nothing with it. He called the servant “wicked”and ordered that his talent be given to another servant who can manage them better. Ultimately, we will meet our King and Lord when we pass away from this earth. Will he be satisfied with you and me for the resources that he had given to us?

An old Christian song reminds us of an appointment that we will never miss one day.

Is He satisfied is He satisfied

Is He satisfied with me

Have I done my best have I stood the test

Is He satisfied with me

When my Lord shall come again

When He walks and talks with men

What if ev’ry friend He had were just like me

Would he feels a welcome here and would he go away in tears?                                                                                              Am I all that I should be? Is He satisfied with me?

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