Each person has their own God given talents. We specifically know this because this is what God tells us in the Bible. Now before you get carried away, your God given talents may not be to call fire from the sky like Elijah (2 Kings 1:10) or to raise the dead BUT you have something. You have a talent that is something that God gave you, that specifically fits you, according to your own ability.
Now, what in the world does that mean?
Think of it like this. What I am about to say is NOT meant to offend anyone? But you may know that some people may have a higher IQ, may have a more natural ability toward technology, some people may be richer, poorer, or they may have been born to a certain situation, NO MATTER WHAT you have abilities and God gave you specific gifts and talents within your abilities and your situation in order to achieve your purpose in life.
Do not mistake what I am saying. I am NOT saying that if you were born poor that you are limited in your success. What I am saying is that sometimes these situations are to make us stronger not to limit us. I will tell anyone that losing my job, becoming a single mom, is the hardest thing that I ever faced in life and it SUCKED! I WAS BROKE AND STRUGGLING. BUT IT MADE ME STRONG. These are what made me realize my gifts, gave me that push, and made me do better. Like the Bible verse says. God will never put more on you than you can bear (1 Corinthians 10:13).
God Given Talents and the Parable of The Talons
To give you some context into what I am saying that I want to go into the parable of the talons. I encourage you to read the full story on your own by reading Matthew 25:14:30 but I am going to take a small part of the actual scripture to explain fully what I mean on God given talents. Also, check out my video below on how I explained the talons.
Parable of the TALONS explained or better yet the Parable of the TALENTS explained. Depending on which version of the Bible you read. I personally like to read from the amplified Bible which you can get the one I like to read from here which is the Joyce Meyer Bible (affiliate link) just because it gives you a better understanding of the full context of the verse. Now going into the parable, picking up from verses 14-18
â€œFor it is just like a man who was about to take a journey, and he called his servants and entrusted them with his possessions. To one he gave five [a]talents, to another two, and to another one, each according to his own ability; and then he went on his journey. The one who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he [made a profit and] gained five more. Likewise, the one who had two [made a profit and] gained two more. But the one who had received the one went and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. Matthew 25:14-18
Major points on how this relates to your God Given Gifts And Talents
The parable of talons is a metaphor.
The man in the scripture of God and the servants in the scripture is you. When God created you, He put you on this earth. Made you in his own image (Genisis 1:27), breathed His life in you (Genesis 2:7), which in a way means that God did entrust us with some of His possessions here on Earth just to see what we would do with them. Of better yet EXPECTING us to do something with them.
God Did Not Give Us All The Same Life But He did Give Us All Opportunity
Was it fair that one servant got 5 talents, one got 2, and one got 1? No, it wasn’t, letâ’s be real. But each person all got something AND they all got something according to what they were able to do with it. God knows us better then we know ourselves. A lot of us want 5 talents when really we cannot even do something with the one talent that we have. The point is not how many talents we have. The point is that we all have talents and that God gives us a chance to use them ACCORDING TO OUR OWN ABILITY. God knows what we are able to do with what we have and He not going to give us too much or even too little. He will give us just enough or give us the exact gifts and talents that we need to get what we need to get done in our life. So do not be envious of the talents that the others have, just focus on your own and work with multiplying what you have.
Which brings me to my next point:
Even though we all have God given talents many of us waste them
The fact is that many of us are full of a lot of excuses for what God did not give us and why. We do not have what this person has. At least we are not doing as bad as this person. Or we just sit in one spot and remain stuck not really doing good and not really doing bad but just sitting there. All of this is a huge waste of your God given talent. As the Bible verse stays.
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So because you are lukewarm”neither hot nor coldâ€”I am about to vomit you out of My mouth! Revelation 3:15-16
Do not think that remaining still is a good thing. Not moving forward and not moving backward is not good. That means that you are not really doing anything at all. You are just lukewarm and God would prefer you just pick a side not remain neutral in your gifts.
Letâ€™s continue on with the parable of the talons:
Once the master returned the servant who had five talons multiplied his talons and got five more, the one who had two had two more, and the one who had one got NO MORE. NOT ONE. But the servant was under the impression that somehow the master was going to be happy that he did not lose the talons, BUT neither did he gain anything.
Now remember the master is also God and His response to the servants who doubled their talons was this:
â€˜Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.Matthew 25:21,23
But the one who did NOTHING with his talon, do you think that God was happy that at least he stayed out of trouble. NOPE, this was his response:
In verse 26-28 But his master answered him, âYou wicked, lazy servant, you knew that I reap [the harvest] where I did not sow and gather where I did not scatter seed. Then you ought to have put my money with the bankers, and at my return, I would have received my money back with interest. So take the talent away from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.
What is the point here:
The point is that God has given you talents and that you need to use them. There is no excuses for not doing, no excuses for being lazy, there are no excuses for saying that someone was born with more opportunity than you, or that you are not the worse, even if ALL that was true that is still no excuse for staying stuck and not putting your God given talents to use. God gave you those talents for a reason and the reason was to use them, not to sit on them and let them go to waste. Because even having one talent could have turned into 2, then 4, then 8, then 16. You may not have started with 5 but you could have multiplied it until you got there. Is it harder? Sure? But God still gave you the talent and God would not have given it to you if He did not feel you could do it. At the very least earn a little. Start somewhere. Do something. You can take small steps.
In verse 27 the Master said: “Why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.”
At least that would have been SOMETHING. But no the man hide his talent int he dirt, in the darkness afraid and ashamed.
Verse 25 “I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.”
Notice the man with one talent literally hid the talents into the ground. Meaning that the servant was afraid of his own talents. Afraid on the talents that God gave him so much shows that he hid his light into the ground. Which is what so many people do. They are afraid to step out on faith. Afraid that their talent is not good enough. Afraid they will fail and so to them, not trying is the best option. When really if God gave you the talent then you know you will succeed at it because God gave it to you. According to your own ability and literally, that is why God gave it to you because He knew that you and only you could use it to make something of it. So the fact that you hide it or are ashamed of it makes no sense what so ever.
Not using your God Given Talents Are
For to everyone who has [and values his blessings and gifts from God, and has used them wisely], more will be given, and [he will be richly supplied so that] he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have [because he has ignored or disregarded his blessings and gifts from God], even what he does have will be taken away. And throw out the worthless servant into the outer darkness; in that place [of grief and torment] there will be weeping [over sorrow and pain] and grinding of teeth [over distress and anger]. Matthew 25:29-30
Meaning that your gifts are like use it or lose it type of thing. Do you think that God is going to put His gifts in you to go to waste? Apart from Himself to sit there and be buried into the ground. NO! So if you do not want to use it, then God will take your gifts along with your blessings and He will give them to someone else. God wants the parts of Him that He gives to us people to be used, not to be sitting dormant collecting dusk.
If there is anything that you need to take away from this post it this. We all have God given gifts, no matter who you, where you are from, how much you have, how smart you are, how you look, or how nonsmart you are are meant to be used for your good. The people who benefited from the talons are the ones who the master gave the talons to. And each of your God given talents and gifts are a little piece of God. Never fear that you cannot make success happen with what you have, your situation is no surprise to God and He literally gave you everything within yourself to make things happen.
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