07 Mar Talent As God’s Abundant Gift To Man: Pt 1
Talent as God’s abundant Gift to man Pt 1
Top of the day to you my brethren, the day promises to be a good day
We are grateful for the breaking of this new day; we will end well in Jesus name,
Our last discourse centers on the timeless truth that God has endowed man with Time, Talents and Treasures and that a better appreciation of this will help a man to s ucceed in life. These issues are being addressed for you to have a conviction on what the lord has done for you and for you to commit yourself to the realization of these for your own good.
It was categorically stated that the singular difference between the most successful and the unsuccessful person in life is their commitment to the use of time for the actualization of their purposes in life. They spent quality time in
developing themselves towards the fulfillment of God’s given vision.
We agreed that there was a need to stay focus on our dream and invest wisely in time to develop ourselves towards the actualization of God’s given dream for our lives.
Today, we will look at, Talent as God’s abundant gift to man. The word Talent, means the unit of weight used by many ancient civilizations such as the Hebrew, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Today, it means the natural endowments of a person. This is akin to the use of the word by our lord Jesus in the parable of the talent in Matthew 25:14-30.
The parable tells us that, that the master gives to each servant,” each according to his ability”. The lord has endowed all men according to their abilities.
In the New Testament the talent equal to a large sum of money, may be even as much as a million dollars in today’s currency. We are tempted to feel sorry for the servant with one talent, but in reality it was worth investing.
In the demonstration of His sovereignty, God- the master has endowed man with different talents or special aptitude, natural abilities or skills. Either in tiniest or more profound form, every man has a special abilities or endowment. Diversity is woven into the fabric of creation. We cannot protest!
The fulfillment of purpose inn life is tied to talent. Talent on the other hand is found in your passion.
Talents are hidden treasures that a man must be willing to sell all to find, developed and used in the fulfillment of purpose in life.
What’s your talent? Have you been able to find, harness and developed your talent(s)? Or have you buried it, with complaints that it was never enough, when compared to that of your friends and neighbours?
Don’t be unwise! The scripture says “for we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”( 2 Corinthians 10:12-13)
The outcome of faithful investment of talents is increased responsibilities for wise servants while servants go with regrets. Don’t look too far God have endowed your life with talent and as a wise investor, He is expecting returns on His investment in your life.
“For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth”( Matthew 25:29-30)
Help me lord, make me a wise investor of time and talent that you have endowed my life with