(Matthew 25:23, NLT)
The master said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!”
In the parable of the talents that JESUS told in Matthew 25, the owner gave one man one talent, another man two talents, and another man five talents. It seems like if GOD was fair, HE would’ve given them all the same number, but GOD is sovereign. HE might give you five talents and give me two talents. HE’s GOD. I can complain about the two, try to compete with you and outperform you, but you still have five and I have two. A better approach is to say, “GOD, I’m not going to try to be someone who I’m not. I’m going to take these two talents and be the best I can be.” Don’t discount the gift GOD has put in you. Compared to others, it may feel insignificant to you, but there is nothing ordinary about you. You may not have what someone else has, but GOD has put greatness in you. If you faithfully develop the gift you have, that gift will open doors to places you’ve never dreamed.
PRAYER FOR TODAY
FATHER, thank YOU that YOU are sovereign in the gift and the calling YOU have given me. Thank YOU that the gift and creativity and dreams YOU have given me are all I need to make my mark on this generation. I will celebrate and develop all that YOU have given me. In JESUS Name, Amen.