Matthew 25:18

The man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

Everyone has some kind of talent. Some have more than one talent. It’s not how much talent you have but what matters most is what you do with what you have. It’s important to develop the talents and gifts that God has given you in order for you to get the most out of your life. The most important thing is to make sure that God gets something back from what he’s entrusted to you.

In the parable of the talents, the master entrusts some talents or money to three men while he goes away on a journey. He is trusting that they not just keep the 10 talents, the five talents, and the one talent but he is hoping that they each do something with what they have been entrusted with. There is something each of us must do with our talents even if you just have one.

1. First realize that the talent is not yours. This talent(s) was given as atrust. You are supposed to do something with it while you got it but the one who gave it is coming back expecting that you’ve done something with it and you have something more.

2. We are supposed to invest our talent. We are supposed to use our talent in such a way that it becomes something more than it was originally. You should be able to make a profit off your talent. Your gifts make room for you and bring you into the presence of great men. The question is what are you going to do when you get there?

3. Your talent should gain interest. So many times interest works against us with credit card abuse and predatory lenders with high interest fees, but we should make interest work for us by investing our money and at the least putting it in savings.

4. Part of our talents goes back to God. All God asks of us is to give him 10% of what we make form correctly using our talents. 10% to God 10% in our savings 80% living expenses. When we really grow up into Kingdom living it looks like this: 10% to God, 10% Savings, 10% philanthropy, 10% investments, and 60% living expenses.

5. Don’t’ hide your talent because even what you have will be taken away and given to people who can be trusted with their talent. “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. Luke 16:10

Dear God,

Thank you for trusting me with my talents. I want to make sure that I do all that I can to bring you Glory with what you have entrusted me with. Use me until you use me up. I pray I make this world better by what you have put inside of me. Freely I have received and freely I give.

In Jesus Name,

Amen