How To Get To The Next Level
Posted: Saturday, February 7
Verse of the day:
The master said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities.” (Matthew 25:23)
Before you read any further, I want you to take two minutes to pause and reflect on the things you do well, your valuables, and general good things in life. Have you given it some good thought? Maybe it was really easy to come up with a strong list of assets in life right now. Perhaps you struggled because this is a really hard time for you. Whether that was easy or hard, each of us have thought of at least one thing. It’s a good habit to reflect on what we’ve been given so that we can evaluate what’s expected of us.
Every good thing you thought of, even if it was only one, has been given to you by God. He is the source of all we have whether in abilities, relationships, or possessions. Some of us have been given much - we’re great communicators, anything we put our efforts to succeeds, we connect well with others - and the rest of us are struggling to figure out how to get through the next day. The standard for Christians is to leverage and do something with what we’ve been trusted with, whether much or little, to build God’s Kingdom and share His love with others. It’s only by being faithful and trustworthy with what we have that more will be prescribed to us.
What we’ve been given wasn’t given to us to be hoarded for our own pleasure. Christians that don’t volunteer in the church, don’t share their faith, don’t make an effort to expand the Kingdom of God with their abilities and resources have the same fate as the servant that buried the money (I recommend reading the story). It’s a privilege and honor to be employed by Almighty God to promote His glory, deliver His miracles, and share the good news of what Jesus has done. If we want to reach the next level, we have to be faithful with where we’re at now.
Receiving more doesn’t mean things are automatically easy or better for us, it means we have to work more. Those who are trusted with much are expected to produce much. Every night as my head hits the pillow I want to know that my life was used in a way that God says, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”
- What are some bigger things you want God to use you to do?
- Think of some ways you can improve leveraging what you’ve been trusted with now to build the Kingdom of God so you can be trusted with even more.