More will be given

”To those who use well what they are given, or those who have even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, or have nothing even what little they have will be taken away” according to Matthew 25:29.  The story continued with ‘take the money from him and give it to the one with most money.  I particularly like this version because it mentions ‘use’. Many time this scripture has been read in the context of money but I believe it can be applied to anything in our possession including or talent. Yes it sounds harsh, how can the little that the servant possesses be taken away and given to the one that has already?

The more you use a skill the more experienced you get. The more you invest your money correctly the more money you will have. Do not allow your skills or money to lie fallow, doing nothing seems to be the lesson we can get from this story.

  • The servant with one talent did nothing with what he received.
  • We need to be productive for our Creator
  • We should our gifts or talents for God’s purpose
  • We are to invest our lives and not waste it
  • Nature abhors stagnancy

Every time we are doing something for the purpose of advancing His kingdom or working on our jobs or businesses, we are doing this word and we should see increase. The Sunday School teacher at church, the oil executive, the Share trader are all fulfilling their callings or vocations and would experience growth. They are filling their spaces in life.

Those who have and continue to increase do not complain or grumble even in the face of adversity. They make something out of nothing. What is your attitude to hardship and impossibilities?. Do you give up easily?

How do you listen?  For this people’s heart has become calloused;  they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them,’ the same scripture continues. Paying attention and hearing clearly produces positive results, hardened heart receives nothing from Him.

Growing in Grace and in our calling and election requires work. The more we put in the more we’ll get out of life. Life is to be enjoyed and abundantly.

6 thoughts on “More will be given

  1. Hi Kav, just went through your write up and its very inspiring.

    People need to learn to be thankful and make use of the skills that God has given them in life instead of spending time admiring and wanting something which is not destined for them.

    No matter how limited people may think their talents are, the truth is that, if a person identifies his area of strength and capitalizes on it, he will eventually start to accomplish great things.

    1. Hi Vallery

      You are so right about identifying the talents and gifts we’ve been given.

      I think one of the problem is that people don’t always identify their calling in life until late.

      We have to make it a daily prayer that we recognise our calling, strength in order to accomplish great things.

      Thanks for taking time to reply

      Kav

  2. Hi Kavinah,
    I believe some months back I had the pleasure of reading a previous article that you had written for your wonderful site.

    I can say that this article was just as well written. I think the problem in this world, today, in 2016, is that too many people have turned their backs away from God. They simply do not understand the principle that was the subject of this very article.

    People, selfish in nature are just not willing to give of themselves for others the main point you were discussing in your article. People need to be more giving more – of their time, support, compassion, work, help, caring and empathy for others. Too many people in this world are out for just themselves. They want to take, instead of give.

    These people not in step with the Lord’s Principles are unwilling to serve others – fellow human beings and God Himself.

    I myself try to not think of the glass as being half empty, viewing the world with a pessimistic look. But with all that is going on so negatively in our world today I just believe in my heart that if more people would get in line with the teachings of God, the Creator of all things in this world, it would be a much better place.

    Thank you for writing this beautiful article, Kavinah!
    Sincerely,
    Jeff

    1. Hi Jeff

      Thank you so much for taking time to give such an indepth reply.

      You are so right, the world has become so self centred but the laws of our Creator will never change.

      It is so important that we keep positive.

      Kav

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