Your Abundance, Your Responsibility!
Monday, March 2, 2020
Bible Text: Matthew 25:29 To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away. Read Matthew 25:14-30
Memory Verse: Genesis 1:28 NLT, Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
Thank God for ability to hear or understand people around us. I have heard people say various things which pops out of their imaginations, though baffling and amazing, they often sound like magic to me. One of the interesting statements I hear is God can do anything and everything and in light of that I see idleness while waiting. The statement about God’s abilities is perfectly true, but there is also a huge part we need to play in moving things in life forward.
It’s like an iPhone being originally built with functionalities. There are two things that can happen when the iPhone is being used, it could be used to full capacity or underused. Often while owner of the device has read the manual, the person is able to maximize the use of the mentioned device but another user could just utilise the basics of the phone because they are not of the awareness the vast functionalities embedded in the device. The way you decide to use the phone does not automatically reduce the capability of the phone but it reduces what the user gets out of it.
God gives us all responsibilities based on the skills He has built us. As our manufacturer, He knows what functionalities embedded in us, hence His distribution of responsibilities is based on what He knows you are capable of delivering. It is now your responsibility to act upon that and work towards giving the best, at this point will you then be worthy of the mission set for you.
God has always been consistent in His ways. I observed the creation of man in Genesis and there was no report of mass production or automation. When He was to create Eve, He took His time and performed the first surgery. He created Eve uniquely according to Genesis 2: 21-22. He did not speak Human into existence just like he done to the other things including the living animals, He created man carefully and gave man a command to live in abundance Genesis 1:28.
God has taken the first step in giving us what we basically need to survive. Now the rest of the responsibilities lies within you and I to survive. While we are on a journey while on earth, failing to deliver the various tasks assigned to us by God means failing on our overall assignment. In this case the tasks usually get reattributed to those who have taken their life seriously enough, consistently delivering their tasks and completing their assignments such as seen in the parable of the talents, Matthew 25:14-30. If you and I are servants faithful in multiplying, we are set to get additional responsibilities which means additional rewards.
Jesus used the illustration in that passage to encourage us and make us aware of the importance of taking our lives and assignment seriously. He also educates us to know we all have God given assignments. Interestingly, you can even experience more abundance, all depending on how you work with God to advance His kingdom.
The secret to abundance has been reviewed to us by Jesus and its literally to focus on completing the task ahead with no room for excuse. You have His provision, your special capability and skill given by Him, all you just have to do is step out and do your part.
- Father I thank You for another wonderful week just starting
- I pray for the grace to do Your bidding, help me to carry out every assignment with diligence and excellence. Let my talents and rewards not be taken away from me
- I pray for power, love and sound mind, to bring to fruition my assignments and to live a purpose driven and achieving life.
- Forgive my iniquities Lord and let your mercy prevail over judgement
- Thank you Father and in Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.
I’m reading the YouVersion plan ‘Bible in One Year 2020 With Nicky Gumbel’. Check it out by clicking on the caption below.