"Use It Or
Matthew 25:14-15, Jesus tells us a story of a man who was going
on a long journey. He called all of His servants together and He gave them
different amounts of money to handle according to their abilities.
We do not have the same abilities and talents as other's do. We
all cannot do the same things the same way, and people who try to be like
someone else in what they do, will never be able to do what the other one they
are trying to be like.
But, we all can be what God wants us to be and do individually.
Some people who look up to people in their lives, try so hard to be like that
person, but unless you are called by God, and He gave you that talent then you
won't be able to do it.
Don't never try to be like someone else, that you aren't, just
because someone does something special or knows how to do something you don't,
don't waste your time and energy trying to be like them, it will NOT work. You
cannot be like me and I cannot be like you.
We all can be all that God wants us to be!
There are so many people who get frustrated and angry because
they are trying so hard to do and be as another person, and God hasn't called
that person to do what they are trying to do, to be like the other person.
They become so miserable and frustrated trying so hard to use
talents they don't have that they have missed the calling or mark in their
lives. They never feel fulfilled or at peace with themselves or with what they
are trying so hard to do. They loose sight of what God really wants them to do
in their life.
Some let the devil talk them out of it, or allows others to do
the talking and persuading them to quit what they do know God wants them to do.
This is what happened to one of the servants that Jesus was talking about in
The man who was going on the journey gave talents to three of
His servants before he left. While he was gone, one invested his and received
back with interest! When the man returned and found out what the servant did,
he said "Well done, you (upright honorable, admirable) and
faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little! I will
put you in charge of much." Matthew 25:21
The second servant did the same as the first, and he was in
charge of much, same was told to him. But, the third servant buried his talent
in the ground because he was afraid. When the man found out what he did, he was
really upset with him, and gave it to the servant who had 10 talents.
There are so many people who are like that one servant. They
hide their own talents or try to be like others with talents they want to be,
because they are afraid or lazy, afraid of responsibility, afraid of judgment,
afraid of what people will think of them if they are not like someone else, or
if they are not like someone else. Afraid, to step out on their own, afraid of
criticism, afraid of how other's will look at them.
Do NOT ever be afraid of using the talents which God gave
you, they are special talents and you are the only one who can use them like
God wanted you to. He gave you your talents for a good reason , so don't let
them just lay there and die. Don't never try to be like someone else, if
your talents are typing then type, if your talents are videos, then do videos,
(the right kind) if your talents are cooking then cook for someone, if your
talents are graphics and web design then do that, like I do, if God gave you
something which you like doing and you know how to do, then you have your
answer right there.... Do it!!!!
Otherwise, until you do your own talents, you will be miserable
until you take your talents God gave you and put them to use! :)