‘It is important in stewards that one be found faithful.’ – 1 Cor. 4:2
Everyone has been given something to do in the kingdom of God and it is our duty to ask God where he would have us serve. ‘No Christian should be a square peg in a round hole. God must decide who does what and who goes where; but no Christian is to be a peg without a hole. Each has received a gift and each should be using it.’
We have all been entrusted with the word of God: ‘Go into the world and preach the gospel to every creature,’ and it is the will of God that we are faithful in that duty. We are stewards of the grace of God, stewards of the mysteries of God, stewards of the love of God, and stewards of the gifts of God (1 Pet 4:10). Are we being useful to the kingdom of God?
God is not pleased when we do not use the gifts and talents he has given us for his glory and pleasure. In the parable of the talents in Matthew 25, the servants who invested their talents in the kingdom were rewarded bountifully, while the one who hid his talent was terribly punished. We pray that when our Lord and Master Jesus returns he will find us faithful in the work in has given us.
God is not unjust to use people and dump them, forgetting their labor of love (Heb. 6:10). He is faithful to reward everyone who has served him faithfully (1 Cor. 15:58). So don’t be slothful in business, be diligent in spirit, serving the Lord (Rom. 12:11).
I thank you Father for giving me gifts that will make me useful in your house. Give me the grace to continue to use those gifts for the advancement of your kingdom in Jesus name. Amen.
Written by Ike Amadi of @theLAfamily
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