Opportunities for Development
Are you missing out on life because things aren’t happening the way you want them to? The good news is that you don’t have to wait for the stars to align to get moving and start living life to the full. So much is happening beyond our bubble of focus each day. Every day you draw breathe, there is opportunity to glorify God. God works through every moment. And we can choose to work with Him! In Matt 25, Jesus presents to us a parable about how we should posture our lives until we wait for His return. Discover how the decision to make the most of every opportunity can mold you into the person you were always meant to be.
14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
Practice The Way of Jesus:
Jesus ends this parable about the kingdom of the heavens, not with a pep talk or feel-good story, but with a warning about what happens when we don’t develop the things we have been given. In the “information age” and a cultural moment where hearing something and then doing nothing about it is the new normal, what might God be calling you to do with what you have been given? This week, identify the things that God has entrusted you with and consider how you can develop those things for God's glory.