Give by using your talents!

bible.com/111/2co.9.7.niv

Giving is a great way to reveal your purpose. This scripture is usually taught in church to reference tithing. Yes, it definitely does specify the giving of our financial resources but it also has reference to using our talents, gifts and purpose.

In Matthew 25 and Luke 19 the scriptures communicate the story of the master who gave different values of talents to his servant. These talents were distributed as a result of their worth or position (this is my opinion.) As a result of the distribution the master trusted his servant with his property while he was on his journey. Each of the servants did what they felt or knew to do with the talent(s) that their master entrusted them with. Not sure if there was instructions given but the talents (property) was their temporary as far as they knew. Eventually those who were entrusted with the talents had to return or report the talents to the master. Two of the servant used their talents and doubled them but the one who received the least of the talents hid it. Once the master return the servant reported to master the property (talents) that he gave them. He was amazed and happy about the return of the two servants who doubled their talents but the one who hid their talents has to give it to the one who had invested the most and doubled it.

This scripture speaks to us who use our gifts for the Kingdom and the world and we see the increase in our sacrifice or we have our purpose revealed as a result of using our talents. It also speaks to us who are seeking our purpose but we are waiting reluctantly by for it to show up, fall down or hit us with specific information or instructions. We don’t want to invest our time in serving in sometimes uncomfortable or unfamiliar places. We hid our talents hoping that our flesh will direct us to prevent from failing.

Don’t allow the possibility of failure keep you reluctant. Sometimes being unwilling is just being fearful. So your time or your gift in serving and see your time seemingly become more. Sow your tithes and offering and notice your blessings and favor increase or getting more for less.

Then later scripture reference what God will do as a result of your sacrifice.

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Now is the time to invest your talents because if you hid them you may

have them taken away.

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