Double It!

For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted them with his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.
— Matthew 25:14-15


I love going to our kids' elementary school talent shows! It doesn't matter if these kids have mastered their skills; they are willing to get up and give their talents all they've got!

God has given each of us talents. One definition of a talent as used in this scripture is a form of currency. Another definition of talent is a natural skill--a God-given aptitude!

It doesn't matter what your talent is, God wants to use what's in your hand! We are each given a measure of gifting to use for God. For some of us, it's a musical gift, or writing, or serving. For some of us, God uses our ability to make money and sow it into the Kingdom. No matter what your talent is, it is your responsibility to develop and multiply that gift for God's glory! 

How do you multiply a gift or a talent?

First, you recognize it! The master gave to the each of the servants according to "his ability" (Matthew 25:15). Discover what the ability is that is your tool to use for God.

Second, master it! Once you discover what your God-given talent is, work it for the Kingdom. Study, practice, work harder than anyone else--whatever it takes to become the very best at your gift!

Lastly, multiply it! Take the talent that you have mastered and teach someone else who is also gifted in that area! Teach them all that you have learned, and pour it into them! Sow your experience into the next generation!

God wants us to be productive! We are not on earth to just occupy space; we have been given a talent each to our own ability.

Our calling is to recognize, master, and multiply that gifting for God's glory! We are responsible for how we steward our giftings!

Let it be said of you, "Well done, my good and faithful servant!"