In the era of social media, it is easy to fall into a comparison trap. Personally, I have to monitor what I view on social media at times for this reason. One of the things that can happen when we compare ourselves to others is, we bury our gifts. We are discouraged in displaying our talents because we feel they don’t measure up to others. Matthew 25:14-30 is a parable about talents.
Three slaves received gold. One received 5 bags and gained 5 more. One received 2 bags and gained 2 more. One received one bag and buried it. The master told the first two slaves “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness”. The master called the third slave wicked and lazy.
What type of response would God give you about how you use your talents? Have you buried them due to comparison or fear? If you bury something, it dies or is already dead. Do not bury the things that God has given you to share with the world.
When we see Him, we want to hear “well done my good and faithful servant”.
Live a life poured out knowing that you held nothing back and gave all you could to advance the kingdom. If you have buried anything, un-bury it and resurrect it. Breathe and speak life back into it. Use what the master has given you and multiply it. Being fruitful doesn’t only apply to bearing children. It applies to everything we do. I want to encourage you today to sing the song, write the book, start the business. The world is waiting for what God has given you and only you. Until next time, be big, be balanced, be blessed.