It’s Monday! Everyone’s favorite day of the week! In all seriousness, its the day we tend to focus on our 9 to 5 jobs and complain. Yesterday’s sermon was an important reminder of what our real job is instead of focusing on the negatives of our 9 to 5. God has given you unique abilities, talents, and gifts. At New Walk Church, we were reminded of the Parable of the talents. Whether you are a Construction worker, a teacher, a nurse, or a computer technician, God gave you a unique set of abilities to serve others and enhance the Kingdom of God. Now that you are saved, you are called to a mission beyond your 9 to 5. We are about making Jesus first and sharing the gospel with everyone we can.
In the Parable of the talents, The master (I hope you remember Pastor’s mini-lesson on what the word Lord means) gave a specific amount of talents to each servant appropriate to each servant’s abilities. The first two servants were faithful and productive and were rewarded for their work. The third servant was filled with excuses and hid his talent.
Are you asking God for more while not utilizing the little he gave you first? Are you asking for bigger things and disregarding the small important things God has given you? If you think your talents are simply for you to make a lot of money and retire somewhere in Florida, you may be missing the amazing and satisfying purpose God has created you for.
The sermon concluded with these important self-reflection questions that I think we should all answer on this amazing Monday! What are you up to? What have you been doing? What have you been working on? Who have you partnered with? Isn’t Jesus your Lord? Are we doing anything with our talents that bring God glory every day of our lives?
While you manage and put to use the talents God has given to you, focus on 1 Corinthians 4:2:
“Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful”
Whether the things God has given you are considered big or small from your perspective, When God made you, he invested in you, and he expects results! Prove yourself faithful for God's glory with your talents that make you unique and special in the eyes of God.