Jesus told a parable about a man who went on a long journey, leaving his 3 servants in charge of his resources. He gave resources to his servants in proportion to their abilities. While the man was away on his journey, two of his servants multiplied their resources, but one servant, crippled by fear, failed to do anything with the resources.
“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. - Matthew 25:24-29, NLT
How often do we allow ourselves to develop the same mindset as the servant in the parable?
Many are so worried about details that they miss destiny. Afraid to do something wrong, many fail to do anything at all. Some imagine that the will of God is so precise, so easy to miss, that one wrong turn can derail the call of God. That’s simply not the truth.
As we make use of every resource, talent, and gift that God has bestowed upon us, we can trust that the Holy Spirit will direct us if ever we venture too far from the path that the Lord has laid before us. Just step out and do something for God. He will be faithful to guide you as you go. Don’t be inactive because you lack specifics; rather, do something that you know will please God - you know it because you know His nature (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?).
Don’t be afraid. Do something for God.