Great post from the Swerve blog…bro. Craig asks a really interesting question.
What are the top three gifts/talents/abilities God has given you?
So what are yours? What are you doing to cultivate and develop those gifts? How much time, energy or money have you invested into yourself so that you can be excellent in those areas?
Mat 25:24-30 ESV He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, (25) so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ (26) But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? (27) Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. (28) So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. (29) For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. (30) And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
God expects a return on the investment that He has made in us and we all will be held accountable for what we did with the gifts that He placed into our hands. Also remember that the gifts He has given us are not for our own enjoyment, they are for somebody else. Somebody somewhere needs what you have, are you ready, willing and able to give it to them?