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DON’T WASTE YOUR TALENT (Luke 19:11-27)

TTN Ministry -- Don't Waste Your TalentEach one of us was set apart for a specific purpose in life — each of us has been given gifts or talents by God so that we can fulfill our purpose in life or ministry. This short message will encourage us to pursue this God-given purpose in our life. To listen to the short message, please click on the image above or the video below.

 

Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified (set you apart) you;

Each person was set apart for a reason or purpose to fulfill their ministry.

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

You know God has great plans for every person, however, the problem is what are we doing about God’s great plan for us?

The Parable of the Minas – Luke 19:11-27 NKJV

11 Now as they heard these things, He spoke another parable, because He was near Jerusalem and because they thought the kingdom of God would appear immediately. 12 Therefore He said: “A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. 13 So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’ 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We will not have this man to reign over us.’

15 “And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16 Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ 17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’ 18 And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’ 19 Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’

20 “Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. 21 For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22 And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. 23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’

24 “And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to him who has ten minas.’ 25 (But they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas.’) 26 ‘For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 27 But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me.’ ”

In short, every person has a calling or ministry. I don’t know what you calling or ministry is. That is between you and God.

However, all I know is that about 95% of the people are wasting their talent and gift they received by wasting their time. Doing things that are not important at all.

Find out your purpose in life and pursue it with all your might. Do whatever you can to fulfill your purpose.

Is it going to be easy … no of course not, but God gave you everything you need and when you step out in faith .. you will see miracles happen as doors open up for you to fulfill your calling. If you are faithful … God will be faithful.

James 1:22 NKJV

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Stop making excuses and wasting your time and your God given talent. Go do business!!!

God’s gift to you is your talent and ability, what you do with it is your gift back to God.

Hope this was helpful.

For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me at info@ttnministry.com or www.teachingthenations.com

Love to hear from you.

God bless!!


To view the notes for this message, please click the link: Don’t waste your talent  notes in pdf 

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