Jesus can take whatever you have to offer and make a difference that matters for eternity.
This week we have been considering the implications of The Parable of Three Servants in Matthew 25. It is both a sobering and inspiring teaching by Jesus in the final week of his life on earth. In this teaching, he is instructing his followers how to be ready for his return. And in doing so, he is also instructing them (and us) on how to make the most of the one life that God has given us.
If you have not done so, I would encourage you to read all of Matthew 25. Then take a moment to ask yourself the following questions:
- What is my deepest dream? • How much passion do I experience in my daily life?
- What do I want my epitaph to say? • How much am I growing these days?
- How often do I take risks that require a power greater than my own?
- If I had to name the “one thing” that I believe I was set on this earth to do, what would it be?
From a human perspective, you may feel that what you have to offer doesn’t count for much, that it will never be very visible or dramatic. But The Parable of the Three Servants shows us that this is not the truth. Here’s the truth: Jesus can take whatever you have to offer and make a difference that matters for eternity. You have no idea what your potential is when you place your life in the hands of Jesus.
Talking to God
Take some time to prayerfully answer the six questions listed. Then imagine the scene where you and God review your life together. What practical steps could you begin taking to minimize the regret factor at the end of your life?