What would you do if someone gave you 20 years worth of salary? Don’t read on yet – stop and think about it. Twenty years is half your work life if you start at twenty and retire at sixty. I have heard a lot of talk about being a good steward of our gifts and talents in church and Christian circles. As I have been meditating on the new season in which we find ourselves and my own willingness to move into my new season, my talents and gifts have been something I have been wondering about.
How could I use my talents? Will God use them? Will I make a difference?
When you are a faithful steward of someone else’s resources, there is nothing more appropriate than to routinely examine how effectively you are carrying out the responsibilities you have been given. Nowhere is completing your responsibility more emphasised in scripture than in the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30, where this line is most remembered:
“His Master said to him, ‘Well done,…