KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 25:25.”And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. “
Who is a failure.? The failure is not the man with something little compared to those who have much. He is not the man who does not have a beautiful house, well paid job, a flashy car and all those things that society will call the affluent. From our story, the man with the one talent was a failure. He failed because he did not believe in what he had. Failures believe they have nothing to offer. They are stuck at a point not making much effort.
Failures are always complaining. They are never excited and enthusiastic about life and the future. The man with one talent was complaining about how difficult the Lord who gave him the talent was. They are specialist in seeing the negative side of life. The truth is the bad side of life is very minute, yet one could magnify it so much that, he is stuck to one point. Every failure is deceived because they allow themselves to be deceived.
He said I was afraid. Every failure entertains a lot of fears about so many things. They are very apprehensive and cannot take positive steps to effect changes in their lives. He creates very wild imagination about his path in life. Consider the following scripture.
Proverbs 22:13. The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets. He always gives a reason why something should not be done. The underlying reason for most of his fears is laziness or slothfulness.
This man was a total failure because he couldn’t add to what was given to him. His real problem was his attitude. He had no physical limits yet, he created lots of mental limitation that held him to one spot.
Now, to the brother or sister who is making all the efforts, cleaning up sweats from his face and having to undergo all kinds of pain, so he could make an impact, you are far from being a failure. Do not let the success and breakthrough of others put you down. The fact that you are doing something positive, with a mind to be a blessing to others, makes you a success. Keep at your desire and commitment to be a blessing. Those who steal to acquire wealth are not successful. You cannot destroy others to enrich yourself, and call that successful.
THOUGHT: SUCCESS IS TO BE COMMITTED TO BEING A BLESSING TO OTHERS.
John 12:24.”Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
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.