“Well done, good and faithful servant.”

The master (God), gives each of his servants (us as his people) talents and God expects that we use our talent in such a way that it grows, multiplies, and becomes more that it was when received. Can you identify what “talent” (or gifts) God has given to you? What do you think God wants you to do with those gifts? What, in fact, have you done with them?

Perhaps your gift is music, perhaps compassion, maybe wisdom or the ability to be a good listener, an awesome parent or teacher. As a people of God, baptized into a life with Jesus Christ, we are called to use the gifts and talents God gave us to build up the Kingdom of God here on this earth. We are called to think about what we have been given, to identify it in our lives and then to share it with others for in doing so, we share God’s love for his people. God desires that we are actively living our faith in Jesus Christ, that we are reaching out to others to make their lives better, and that we are sharing what we have been given for the good of all people.

Each one of us need to discern what God is calling us to, for we each have a mission and one day we will stand before God and offer our explanation of the good we have done, or not. Take time in prayer to think about the talents that you have been given by God and do an honest assessment of how you have used those talents to help others. Then, grateful for what you realize you have been given, make plans to commit to using those talents for good, the good of family, friends, and strangers. In doing so, you will reap rewards only attainable by participating in God’s plan for your life.

You can bury your gift and do nothing, or nurture the talents you have been given and earn the pleasant sound

of God, the ultimate Master, saying to you, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Have a blessed week,

Deb Rudolph

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