Managing God’s Gifts With A Heart Of Stewardship

The Apostle Paul charged Timothy to fan into flames the gift of God that was in him (2 Timothy 1:6). It is important to seek full expressions of the spiritual gifts that God has bestowed upon us. May we not be like the unproductive, unprofitable steward who saw no use for their talent and buried it. An act considered wickedness by the master (Matthew 25:26). One can only speculate and wonder how many wicked stewards roam the streets today. Men and women endowed with priceless gifts, who chose to bury them rather than fan those gifts into flames.

Some Christians appear to have no holy fear: they bury the master’s talent and gifts in the earth, leave it there, and enjoy their pleasure and ease without hesitation. Their creativity, spiritual gifts and talents are not actively being used to salt and light up their world. It is an act of wickedness! If our predecessors all buried their talent, choosing an easier life path over the uncertainties and hefty demands that comes with fanning spiritual gifts into flames, we would not enjoy the fruits of their labour today. You are a steward, and you should be leading and serving with your gifts every single day.

You have a responsibility to God as well as a responsibility to mankind. It’s a good idea to understand that God never gives us spiritual gifts for our own enjoyment. God blesses you in order for you to bless others. The master expects you to go forth and strengthen others after you have been strengthened (Luke 22:32). In the words of Dr. Otto Octavius (Spider-Man 2), “Intelligence is not a privilege, it’s a gift. And you use it for the good of mankind.” Today is a good day to repent of wickedness and put your talent to good use.

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