The Parable of the Talents is a parable that has many valuable lessons for us. In our life today, the parable will help us understand how wonderfully God has made and blessed us with a unique talent that can make us successful if we put it to work in our lives.
This parable can be found in Matthew 25:14-30, providing a guideline for living by faith and not through our thought and sight. Here are lessons to learn from the parable of the talents.
1). God has blessed us with what it takes to be successful in Life
God has made us in His image and likeness and has given us all it takes for us to be successful in every area of our lives. In the parable of the talents, the master represents God, and the servant represents His people on earth. He has chosen us and blessed us with different talents that will enable us to produce good results in our lives. Matthew 25:14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a] and entrusted them his property.”
He has equipped us with extraordinary abilities according to the kind of talent given to each and every one of us so that we can be productive in the area He has called us to work for Him. Remember, we are parts of the entire body of Christ, and as every part of the body is helpful to each other, so are we to Him.
2). God Gives Us Different Abilities In Life
This parable shows us that God gives us different abilities according to His will. He knows our strengths, weaknesses, and what He wants us to accomplish for Him. The favor of God is upon us to help us achieve what He has destined for us.
We all have God’s given abilities and talents inside of us, which we can use to help one another and fulfill God’s plans for our lives. It doesn’t matter what that ability is, but when utilized correctly, it will also become productive for you and the people around you.
Matthew 25:15 “To one, he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went and traded with them at once, and he made five more. 17 So he who had the two talents made two more talents.”
Don’t compare yourself with anyone else. You have all you need to be who God wants you to be, Look inside yourself, use the talents God has given you, and be productive.
3). Don’t Underestimate A Humble Beginning
Sometimes in our lives, God takes us through a process of humble beginning. This moment must not be neglected as it will determine far we can go in the future. You might be able to start something small in life, but don’t look down on that opportunity. It will take you to the next and higher level of your success.
In the parable of the talents, the person who receives one talent must have thought that it was very little and neglected to take advantage of the moment, having to start something new in his life. Don’t underestimate a humble beginning, be optimistic about the future, and trust in God, who can do expediently abundantly above what we can think or imagine.
Matthew 25:8 “But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.” Don’t hide your talent under the ground, where it will not be helpful to you or anybody else, but let it be productive as you start in a humble way.
4). We Are God’s Stewards
We should remember that we are only stewards, and one day, we will stand before Him to give an account of all the things we have done with the talents that He has given us. Our talents are entrusted into our hands through God, and He expects us to be good stewards who will adequately take care of the things given to us.
We will all appear before the presence of God, and He will ask us what we didn’t with the talents and abilities He has given us. He will reward us according to what we have achieved for Him in our lives, and what He will say to us matters on that last day. Are we going to be rewarded as faithful stewards or foolish stewards? So let us utilize the talents that He has given us and be productive as faithful stewards.