Jul
27
2009

Build Up the Kingdom of God… in Your Own “Little” Way

Be a BUILDER of Gods Kingdom!

Be a BUILDER of God's Kingdom!

I was recently reading Luke 19:11-27 last week… in which it gave one account on a particular parable that Jesus told to the people.

This was the parable of the Ten Minas (some Gospels described it as the Parable of Talents).

In this story, Jesus told of how a man of noble birth (himself), was sent to a distant country to become king over the land (us). When the nobleman & future king arrived… he called 10 servants… and gave them each 10 minas, and gave them explicit instructions to, “…put this money to work until I come back!”

When the king returned back home… one servant earned 10 MORE mina with what was given to him, so he was BLESSED with being put in charge over 10 cities.

Another servant earned 5 MORE mina with what was given to him, and he received 5 cities.

A third servant told the king, “Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth…. I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.”

Shockingly… the master called this goofball wicked, because whether it was fear that compelled him, or whether it was laziness that compelled him… the servant did NOT build up the kingdom.

And the story gets juicier! The 10 minas that this third servant had… was snatched away from him, and given to the first servant (Remember him? He was the guy who was put in charge over 10 cities)

The king ends by saying, “I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given… but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away.”

I sincerely believe that the lesson we can pull away from this is that Jesus has blessed us all with different talents… and to different degrees.

One person may be very talented at making money… or very talented at preaching or teaching. One person may be excellent with children and teenagers… and another person may have a knack for administration and management.

A person over there might be able to sing the paint off of the walls… while you couldn’t hum a tune well enough to save your life, but you’re an excellent worker, and can paint those walls like nobody else.

Some are blessed athletically, some are talented when it comes to counseling and giving advice… there are probably a million and one different talents that are out there in the world.

But whatever your talent is… use it to build up the Kingdom of God. It definitely does not matter if you’re in a church setting… use your talents to glorify Jesus in your daily life.

Even if it’s just a small act that you… remember, a solid and indestructible wall, is built ONE brick at a time.

I believe that many times, we think that the only “good talents” are the ones that are used in church… but it is my strong, personal belief… that church is a training ground for us to get replenished and polish off our God given talents… and to be used as we go out into the world and win it for Christ!

Until tomorrow, be blessed and prosperous… and walk in God’s abundance today!





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