Hellllo Friend 😀
I hope you are well. Here’s another blog post from me and it won’t be a very long one this time (so I say lol hey I saw that eye roll :P), I’ll be sharing my experience with a message that I heard that honestly changed the game for me.
So, yesterday my friend sent me a link to a radio station that had a sermon going. Usually, when I get sent a link they usually all get put into the watch later archive and sadly most of the time I don’t get around to watching them (sorry friends, I will get round to it eventually lol). But I clicked on this link immediately and quickly became engaged with the message, the message was entitled ‘As He Returns’ or something along those lines, I just know it wasn’t a title that gave the message away.
He spoke about the master that distributed the talents (Matthew 25:14-30) and emphasised that the master was coming back for the talents and the multiplication of those alone. He spoke about how people are busy and striving to multiply talents that Jesus hadn’t given them, he also made the point of making the most of every opportunity, not being foolish but truly understanding what the will of the Lord is (sobering scripture Ephesians 5:16-17). As he preached, he would pause and regularly ask “What has He given you?” whilst also reinforcing the fact that that was what He was coming back for. As you can imagine, this caused a stirring up of self examination inside of me! What had I been busy about multiplying that which was not even given to me?! What have I buried and not paid that much attention to or believed in enough (mercy Lord!)?! And other questions like those, phew *wipes sweat off forehead* I was moved to say the least.
So why am I sharing this? I guess I wanted to have a conversation about it… See where you are etc. (And just know if I know you personally I would like to have a chat please and thanks *eyes emoji*
Here are a few things I had realised about myself after listening to the message;
- I’ve been dilly-dallying
- I didn’t have complete assurance of what had been given to me so I couldn’t put my focus and effort on anything completely. I was dilly-dallying for real lol
- I was under the assumption that God was going to give me a long list of what He has given me after I asked Him, I thought I was going to be the Servant with 5 talents… That wasn’t the case lol and I don’t know why I assumed that… was it pride? I don’t know lol.
I wish I could find the link of the exact message but it’s not on Youtube, not that I saw anyways but I’ll give you his name and you can look him up, Gbile Akanni.
This message encouraged me to seek God this morning about what talents He has given me, I had an idea before but I needed Him to remind me so that I could set my focus onto the things that He would ultimately return and ask for. In response to my inquiry, in short: it was ‘a voice and a word’ (To sing and to speak, write etc I’ll discover lol).
So now I know for sure that God wants me to ‘trade’ with these (Matthew 25:16), whether I think I’m good enough or qualified enough is none of my business. I’ve accepted that if these are what He has given me to multiply for the sake of the Kingdom then I must not try to step out of that and try and trade with another ‘talent’ but my energy ought to go into developing and improving both talents He has given me (Shout out to Mr A Major that’s going to coach my voice AMEN!).
*Exhales* lol that’s all folks. If you made it to the end I appreciate you! Thank you for joining my heart shares and heart tales lol *big smile and hug*
Until the next post, take care of yourself and please share your thoughts, what has God given you? How are you multiplying them? (genuinely curious I want to get this right lol) How are you staying focused and intentional? Have you ever fallen off?
If you are new to this or still trying to work it out! You are not alone 🙂 Reach out!
Let’s figure out this surrendered life thing together.
Lots of Love
Oh here’s an ‘old skool’ song I think you may enjoy 🙂