Jesus, in the parable of the talents, illustrates clearly the tendency of some people to not caitalize on the talents that they are blessed with, he also illustrates that the good servant puts his blessings to work, which produces more talents and more responsibility.
There have been times where I could be found in either camp. I think we tend to experience seasons where we are more plugged in and some where we are less plugged in. Each of the valleys have us more concerned about ourself and less concerned about our brothers and sisters in Christ or the people who do not know Him. It has always been a return to the Word and prayer that have revitalized my use of the talents that God has so graciously given me.
We are all the servant with two talents, we have grown up in the richest, free-est country in the World. We each have so muh more than we need, yet too many carelessly waste the abundance at times with selfish living.
If you are a believer, your family is your first ministry, then your community, then the country and the world. Use your talents to bless those around you and your ministry will expand.
But my favorite part is the "enter into the Joy of your Master"!! That Joy should be the hallmark of our lives as those who are abiding in Christ. That Joy is not just a good feeling, but peace as well. Do you remember when you were lost? You knew that you were on the wrong side of the valley between Hell and Heaven. Peace was not even an option. Joy would be ridiculous, that need for joy has lead many much farther down the wrong road than they ever imagined they would go and still remain unfulfilled. The evil servant does not use his talents for good, just keeps them to hisself. He lost out on the blessing of sharing and the Joy of the Master...for eternity...
I pray you have a blessed weekend.
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