Deploying Your Talents in Work

God has never created human dummies. He created real humans laden with all manner of endowments. In Exodus 31: 1-3, he says this about one of his creatures: €œAnd the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, To devise cunning work . . . € Anyone can walk through life feeling inadequate and cheap. This can only be the case if your mind is under the siege of deception from the enemies of assignment. The truth is that you are a real human being packaged with a lot of potential and resources for the Creator's assignment. Your talents and gifts are the divine resources that make only you the best person endowed for that specific assignment. The talent is there because of the work assigned by the Creator. Your talent is also a clue to the assignment you have been called to execute. To know your assignment, you need to know your talents. You also need to link up with the giver of the talent, who is at the same time the Master. In the kingdom of God, work is not just doing anything because of convenience or because others are doing same. It is applying your talent in doing the work assigned to you by the Creator who is your Lord. Many people think they are working, but in reality, it is only a few who are at their places of assignment and using their talents appropriately. Such people find great joy and fulfillment in what they do. They do what they do with ease and with great skill and dexterity. In Proverbs 17:8 we read: €œA gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.€ In Proverbs 18:16, this truth is emphasized: €œA man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.€ From these scriptures, it is evident that a man's work prospers when his gift is at work. A man will never fail in his assignment if he is working with his talent or special divine endowment. In the parable of the talents, the one who hid his talent and never used it (even as little it was) became a failure in life. It is very probable that he did other things that were not his assignment rather than working with his talent. The prosperous and fulfilled servants were those who put their talents to work and reaped the reward of the Master (Luke 19:12-29). What are you doing with your talent or gift? Have you deployed your talent for the accomplishment of the Master's assignment? By now, you should know that whatever gift you are endowed with is there to fit into the Lord's agenda. Many people are busy using their God-given talent to fulfill their personal agenda. Others have not yet scratched the surface of the vast sea of talent deposited in them. They are busy and totally immersed into things that are not in line with their assignment. These two groups of people are on the same level, not fulfilling their divine mandate either by misapplication or by default. Mind you, you will account for every resource that God equipped you with! Is it possible to make it through to heaven's gate and have very little fruits to show for your salvation? The word of God makes it clear that some will be saved but as though through fire (1 Corinthians 3:13-15). The works of men will be rewarded according to the fruits borne in their respective areas of assignment, every man according to their yield. Copyright 2010 Kingsley Y. Amoah

Tan Yeowhwa @silverpen ·

Good and meaningful blog on the right use of talents, Brother Kingsley.:clap: May the Lord help and guide His people that they may carry out His will with the talents that He has given them. May the Lord help me too.[img][/img]

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Blessings always

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