Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Talent & the Kingdom (6)


So far we have learned a lot from Jesus's words regarding the parable of the talents:

  • The advancing of the Kingdom is an assignment for the believers
  • Jesus will ask us what we have done with the talents he gave us
  • Building God's Kingdom is not an option!
  • God is still the owner of our talents, we are the stewards
  • Everyone has received at least one talent from God

Let's go back to His words, one more time. Matthew 25:14-15 says, Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. What struck me the most in this scripture is the part where it says 'each according to his ability'. That shows the love and care and precision of our heavenly Father. We will receive just what we can handle, something that fits our personality. That means our talent is unique for the building of Gods Kingdom.

We are able to do something in a way, no one else can. Of course, there are many people with a writing talent. Personally I know hundreds of people who do a much better job than I do. My writing talent in itself is not so special. But... my writing talent in combination with my character, background, humor, and knowledge is very special! The way I see things, perceive things, process things in my mind and the way I add a  personal touch to a story... THAT makes my talent unique.

So it is with your talent. Maybe nothing special in itself... But, in combination with your unique personality, experiences and background it becomes a unique tool for God. He desires to use everything and everyone to spread His Word and Truth around the globe; whether we use a pen, brush, screwdriver, or crochet hook!

7 comments:

  1. I agree - these ingredients cause us to be unique and set apart for a special purpose. Thanks so much for sharing this, Marja! :)

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    1. It took me a long time to see this Karen, all ingredients mixed together will make something very tasty :)

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  2. I love watching people discover their gifts.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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    1. Yes, that always inspires me again!

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  3. I think your writing talent is VERY special! I don't always get to comment but I love your posts. And I love this series! Thanks for this, my sweet friend! Blessings to you!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Lynn, I love writing about the talents we receive from God!

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  4. Hi Marja - I'm thankful that God not only calls us, but equips us for the tasks. Blessings, Susan

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