The Use of Our Talents
Read Matthew 25:13-30 which is the parable of the talents.
But when we give ourselves wholly to God and in our work follow His directions, He makes himself responsible for its accomplishment. He would to have us conjectures as to the success of our honest endeavors. Not once should we even think of failure. We are to co-operate with One who knows no failure.
We should not talk of all our own weakness and inability. This is a manifest distrust of God, a denial of His word. When we murmur because of our burdens or refuse the responsibilities He calls upon us to bear, we are virtually saying that He is a hard master, that He requires what he has not given us power to do.
The spirit of the slothful servant we are often eager to call humility. But true humility is widely different. To be clothed with humility does not mean that we are to be small in intellect, deficient in aspiration, or cowardly in our lives, shunning burdens lest we fail to carry them successfully. Real humility fulfills God’s purposes by depending upon His strength.
Blessings to you all as we wisely use our Talents in service to our Lord.