The mystery of talents

For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.(Matthew 25:14-15)

I want us to look into talents and hopefully my the grace of God we’ll be able to unveil some of the mysteries and misconceptions. As we all know, everybody on the earth has a talent or talents and some have more talents than others. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.(Matthew 25:15).

The fact that some have more talents than others has caused those with few to slack and not do anything because they feel insignificant since somebody else can do what their able to do, But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.(Matthew 25:18). This the primary reason why we have talented singers who don’t sing because they fear somebody who can sing and dance, may don’t use their talents because they fear to be outshined by “jacks of all trades” forgoing that jacks of all trades are often masters of none.

God is the giver of talents and he gives according to our ability, And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.(Matthew 25:15). This truth is often used as the basis of the myth which says that those with less talents are the least but the truth is their are often the strongest. Talents are opportunities and God expects us to bring profit from the opportunities He gave us, since He wants are profit, it means that the one he gave a single talent is trusted more than the one with five. The one who has the smallest to start with is more capable than the one with much.

Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.(Matthew 25:24-25).

The one who had a single talent studied his master’s character but the others who had more did not. If you look around you’ll discover that who are good at one thing are very knowledgeable about it more than those who are good at many things. Those who have many talents have a difficult time making up their minds on which career to follow but those with one spend all their energy developing that skill and as a result their usually on top of that profession.

With that said, people with one talent often don’t reach there because like the servant with a single talent, they derive fear from their knowledge, hide their talents and come up with excuses for doing so. And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.(Matthew 25:25).

One of my younger sisters once stated that “if you have excuses you will be excused”. There is no valid excuse that God will accept as the reason you didn’t use the talent(s) He gave you. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.( Matthew 25:26-27).

If you don’t have as many talents as your friends or siblings remember that God trusts you more and that your abilities can produce a hundred percent profit. You are more than capable to compete with the multi-talented.

#Softteachings

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