DON’T HIDE YOUR TALENT

“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that [a]moves on the earth. And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. .” (Genesis 1:28-29, NKJV)

One of the most used words in the Church today is ‘Seed’, and it is the most abused. Today, we see seed to be only money and use it mostly for tithes and offerings and we stop there. But seeds could be money, time, energy, talents, health etc.

In the opening scriptures above we see that God gave every herb and fruit yielding seeds to man for two reasons; first as food and second as seed. Seeds are meant for reproduction and not to be eaten, so we keep them aside so that they can be sown for maximum productivity.

In the book of Matthew 25 Jesus told a parable of the talent, “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. 15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. 16 Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. 17 And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. 18 But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them”. In these verses you’ll notice that the master gave the talents according to abilities and the beautiful thing about this parable is that no one was left without a talent. Each and every one of us has something God has given and our responsibility is to first see it as a seed and then to multiply it.

It is important to note that everything G od gives us has the potential for more and we should not eat everything but discern which one is seed and which is food. Since God gives us according to our abilities it will be wise to increase our abilities by investing on everything we can do best so as to increase our ability to handle more.

Furthermore, we need to understand that God gives more to the productive and takes away from the unproductive. “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ 21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ 22 He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ 23 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” (Matthew 25:20-23, NKJV). When we multiply what God has given us, we increase our capacity to handle more.

Conclusion

There are certain principles we need to draw out in this conclusion;

  • It is God who provides both the seed to the sower and bread to the eater
  • Always check your motives whether it aligns to the will of God
  • Be consistent in your sowing
  • Children are our greatest seeds and we need to invest more in them.

We should also note that whatever God gives birth to through me must look like God.

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