Why Abuse Everything?
21st APRIL 2022
I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back. [Matthew 25:25, NLT]
Many journey through life wondering what they may be. It is definitely a desire we all have to know and walk in it. It looks like a distant reality or a mirage. We have learnt that our purpose is first found in Him and in His endless love for us. Many of us hypothesise about what a perfect use for our gifts or existence looks like when we should be looking to Him to know what use He has for them. Your pursuit of purpose is not intended to make you confused. Instead, it is God’s will for us to know and to walk in it. He makes it clearer and clearer as you walk with Him.
From the parable in our main passage, the Master gave a number of talents to three servants. They all invested it and by the time of the Master’s return had yielded returns. The one to whom one was given on the hand, failed to do so. Instead, he buried it and did no work to multiply it. When you do not know the use of a thing, you abuse it. This is why when we read the manual of a device or gadget, we tend to use it for longer, and it serves us well.
Something we also tend to ignore ever so easily is that purpose is not merely a destination, but a daily walk of obedience. Saying ‘yes’ to purpose usually looks like a life laced with that daily ‘yes’ and surrender. Your obedience and using what you have been given might well lead you an inch closer. What is in your hands? God has use for it! Hallelujah!
In the passage, we find out why this is one of the most crucial parables told by Jesus. Purpose leads you to an understanding that every gift is given to be accounted for. Where there is a purpose, there is no abuse.
Your gift is useful for the Master’s use!
Dear Father, please help me be a good steward of every gift You have given me to bring honour and glory to You!
Further Reading: Matthew 25:14–26 / 5:14
Bible In One Year: 2 Chronicles [4–7]