Matthew 25:14-30 (NIV)
The Parable of the Bags of Gold
14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’
21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’
23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’
26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
THE DETAILS ~
The details of of this story is important. God entrusted us to do things and accomplish his will through our lives. If we do the right thing, we will see blessings. What has God called you to do today? Don't be scared to take a chance on stepping out in life. I find my own self holding back in some areas and finding many excuses why I can't move forward. Yet, the truth is, it's all excuses because when God calls you, then he qualifies you to do the job.
My prayers are with you, your family and friends. I know that it's hard at times to see what a new day might hold. I think each of us want God to say, "Well done my good and faithful servant".
I am human and I make mistakes too. I ask forgiveness and I learn to move forward. Being human isn't always easy because my brain wants to know why on somethings. The why isn't always told, but just to continue to trust the Lord. I hope each of us can do our best today and serve a faithful God in whatever way he has called us too. Nothing is too big for him and keep the faith. Purpose this a good day!