What is a special talent you have? Can you sing, dance, draw, paint, or cook? Maybe, you are good at writing poetry or stories. Maybe, your talent or gift is caring for other people and showing your love to them. Do you share the talents you have? If so, why do you share those talents? If not, why don’t you share the talents you have?

In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells a story about three men. The landowner gave each of these men gold. One man was given five bags of gold, another man was given two bags of gold, and the last man was given one bag of gold. Jesus told this story to compare the actions of these three men to our lives. The man that was given five bags of gold took his money and invested it to make more money. The man with the two bags of gold did the same thing to double his money. The last man did not do anything with his gold. He dug a hole and buried or hid the gold he had. As a result, he only had that one bag of gold when the landowner returned to receive an account of the gold. The two men that doubled their gold received a reward. The man who did nothing was not rewarded.

This is a teaching from Jesus that tells us not to bury or hide what is given to us. We should use what we have and make the best out of it. Any gifts or talents Jesus has given you, do something with them. Don’t keep them hidden from everyone. Your talents could save someone or bring them closer to Jesus. Using what God has given us for His glory may bless someone. Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed by your talents or gifts. God has given them to you for a reason. The more you show your talents, the more your relationship with God will grow.

About the Contributor

Iyonna Collins is a recent graduate of Mississippi University for Women with an accounting degree. Currently, she works for the school district in accounting with hopes of gaining the necessary skills and experience to later become a certified public accountant. She has a heart for God and hopes to grow her gift of showing His love through the words given to her. All our contributors are volunteers. If her article blessed you, consider blessing her. Her Cash App name is $IyonnaCollins.

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