Double Your Talents

28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. ~ Matthew 25:28–29

One of the last parables Jesus tells is the parable of the talents. There were three different people who were given three different amounts of talents. The first two doubled their talents, but the third guy hid his in the ground. He didn’t use it. He didn’t try to build it up. He simply buried it in the ground out of fear of losing what he already had.

This backfired on him because the coin he buried and refused to use out of fear would be taken away from him and given to the one who has. The one who will do something with it. So, the rewards that he would have had and should have had will be given to someone who already has. But for him, he will be cast into outer darkness. A very frightening thought.

His fear brought forth the very thing he was afraid of, rejection and punishment. It’s like Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars. He feared losing his wife the way he lost his mother, and he gave in to the darkness around him. He didn’t use the talents he was given; instead, he buried them and sought another way of survival. And in doing so, he brought forth the very thing he feared. His wife died because of him, and he lost both children.

Our fear will lie to us and try to control our destiny. But God has written a beautiful plan for our lives. A plan of hope and goodness. If we would only use the talents He gave us and put our faith in Him, we would be blessed beyond measure. So, follow your call. Use your talent(s). And never let fear dictate your life so that when Jesus returns, He may find you doing exactly what you have been called to do.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Double Your Talents.

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