Talents are given to us from the Lord. We may have noticed this when we were in school. Some students excelled in sports, and some in academics. When you watch some athletes running the one hundred meters, they are able to run much faster than others without a lot of training. This is a God given talent and when these are used wisely, they produce good results.
Choose wisdom in using His talents
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. Look, there you have what is yours.’
Jesus compares the kingdom of God to a man who had gone for a journey and had given each of his servants talents. The servants did not know the hour of coming. The one who was given five made another five, and the one who was given two doubled his talents. However the servant who was given the least, buried it, and had a complaint to give his master on his return
When God gives us a talent we are held accountable to Him. The talent belongs to Him and we work for the master and for His kingdom. The success is the product of our work. It is like the dedicated athlete who trains hard to win the gold using his God given talent.
When a talent is given to us we should not delay in using it because these are precious talents given to us by the master. When the talent is not used it is wasted and the result is negative. This is what the master had to say:
Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Therefore let us seek the Lord to give us wisdom to use His talents for His glory rather than burying them.
I thank You that You have given me many talents .Give me Your wisdom so that I will be able to bring You glory and honour and not use them for selfish gain. Amen