Stop burying your talents.
“But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money...Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.”
- Matthew 25:18, 28-29 NKJV
This sermon on the spiritual gift or prophecy is so good and I highly recommend listening to it when you have a chance (s/o to my fran for putting me on to it). There is so much richness in this word but for some reason, something he said that wasn’t even the main message is on my heart to share today. He talked about how when he listens to his old sermons he cringes sometimes because of how much he’s grown since then. I’ve heard other pastors say similar things.
What I appreciate though is that they didn’t let their limited knowledge at the time prevent them from preaching whatever word God had given them to preach that day.
I feel like it’s the same with whatever ideas we’re thinking of building and putting out into the world. In this season of reflection, I’ve been going back through old journals and lol’ing at some of the ideas I’ve had in the past because of how much I know now. I didn’t have a clue! And even now, 10 years into this entrepreneurship life, as much as I think I have a clue now, I still have so much to learn. But I can’t let that stop me from putting out the best version of my ideas now that I possibly can.
You might feel like the servant who only received one talent from their master. Especially if, like me, you’ve grown in wisdom enough to know that you truly DON’T know it all. Because of that “wisdom”, you may be tempted to think that it’s not wise to build what you’re thinking of building until you have more knowledge, but don’t fall for that. Burying your talent is the surefire way to lose it. The wisest thing you can do is actually work what you’ve been given because, not only will you preserve what you have but you’ll also be given more.
So stop burying your talents. Instead, go out there and bless the world with the best you have to offer right now and trust that God will bring the increase you need.
Still hungry? Eat some more //
- Matthew 25:14-30 & Luke 19:11-27 → For context.