“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated
“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip.
“The servant who received the five bags of silver began to invest the money and earned five more. The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more. But the servant who received the one bag of silver dug a hole in the ground and hid the master’s money. “After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money.
The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of silver came forward with five more and said, ‘Master, you gave me five bags of silver to invest, and I have earned five more.’ “The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together! ’ “The servant who had received the two bags of silver came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two bags of silver to invest, and I have earned two more.’ “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’
“Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate. I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.’ “But the master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate, why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’ “Then he ordered, ‘Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver.
To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away. Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”
Matthew 25:14-30 NLT
•God gave us Jesus as a sacrifice an so we could have a relationship. What did we do with Him? Did we bury Him away or did we share Him and make the kingdom multiply? Did we use God’s gift for His glory?
God gave Jesus to you. Had there been no one else on the earth except for you, Jesus still would have come. He still would’ve died for you. God is not just asking if you shared Jesus with the world he’s asking if you’ve lived for Him. We’ve got one shot before we stand before God. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, we die and go away and it’s no longer about us.
Nothing is impossible for God. The only limitation God has, are the ones we put on Him. What have you done with the blessings God has given you? What are you doing everyday to change the world for Jesus Christ??? If you don’t like where you are now…Christ is the master of all things, He can provide change…but you have to serve Him and put your heart in the right place. Following God isn’t about rules and regulations, it’s about love…if you love God you wouldn’t murder someone..
God says please let me change your life. Stop holding onto things you think that matter but don’t..just hold onto God. If you are faithful to God with whatever you have right now, He will give you more; but, to whom much is given, much will be required. It’s not easy but the destination is worth the journey. The final result is worth the struggles and pain. You are never alone.