KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 25:15.”And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey”.
We learnt in our previous study that God gives talents or gifts to every single individual. In today’s study we consider the fact that the degree of the talent one is given depends the ability or capacity of that individual. This capacity is God given, 2 Timothy 2:20. “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour”. The scriptures talked about different substances of unique values. These vessels did not make themselves; it was God who made some gold, silver, wood and the rest. Each vessel depending on its quality will warrant the kind of tasks or talents that will be given to it. Wood cannot be given a task relating to fire.
Your fruits or impact may be relative to the kind of talent or gift given to you, or else you can produce more than your standard capacity, depending on the effort you put into your work. Let’s consider the experience of Apostle Paul 1 Corinthians 15:10. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. He said he worked very hard with the grace given to him. Through discipline and effort, one could increase his capacity to do more.
A scriptural way to increase your capacity to do more is through humility. James 4:6. “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble”. As a man humbles himself, he is ready to learn new ways and how to improve himself. Humble people are always ready to endure all kinds of difficulties and challenges, so they could improve upon themselves and be a greater blessing to others. God gives more grace to the humble. Grace is a divine enablement. It is an increase of your capacity to do more. Dear child of God, decide to do much for the master.
THOUGHT: IN MAKING YOURSELF NOTHING THROUGH HUMILITY, YOU BECOME EVERYTHING TO MANY
Philippians 2:7,9-10. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
1 Corinthians 9:22.”To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”