God has given each of us an assignment, a purpose and a destiny while we’re on earth. The sooner we discover it and are faithful to accomplish it, the more fulfillment we will enjoy. Our path may look different from our friend’s path and our purpose may be different from our spouse’s and that is okay. We will have to give an account for our actions and decisions. I’m reminded of the story in the Bible of the talents. The master had three servants. He was preparing to go on a journey and gave one servant 5 talents, one servant 3 and the other servant 1. The master told them to occupy until he returned. When he returned, the servant with 5 talents doubled his talents. The servant with 3 talents doubled his. But the servant with one talent hid his. The master was pleased with the first two servants but angry with the other servant who hid his talent. He told the servant he could have invested it and gotten a return. He was called a wicked and lazy servant.
Just as the master gave the servants talents, so too we have received talents from the Master and He expects us to sow it and do something with it that brings increase or fruit. We are wicked and lazy if we hide or run from our talents. I hope we are reminded today to do something with what we have been given. We will have to give an account for our lives. We should strive to hear the words “well done, my good and faithful servant.”
~Coletta Jones Patterson
Coletta is an author, speaker, life coach and business executive who is passionate about helping others get unstuck. She hosts a weekly beyond stuck podcast and has written seven inspirational books. Connect with Coletta at firstname.lastname@example.org.