by Corey L. Brown
April 16, 2012
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"You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things" (Matthew 25:23).
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Sometimes we get upset because of the little we have. We get discouraged because we don't possess enough to do what we want to do. We would love to do more, but we can't afford to because we've only been given a certain allotment. I would dare to say that you would love to have more money. You would love to have a better job. You wouldn't mind having a new car or moving into a larger house. All of us would like to see some improvements in our life, but we must first be faithful over what the Lord has given us.
In the text, we discover that a man (Jesus) has entrusted his servants (disciples) with various sums of money. To one he gave five talents, to another he apportioned two talents and yet to another he provided one talent. Initially, it doesn't appear that they've received that much, especially for the servant received one talent. However, the Spirit shared something with me that I believe will bless you. Although it doesn't seem like the servants received that much they have more on today than they did on yesterday. That should help you deal with where you are because even though it doesn't seem like you have that much you have more today than you did on yesterday.
The Lord gave His servants a certain amount of money because He wanted to see how they handled a little before He blessed them with much. Before He gave them an upgrade or improved their condition, He wanted to witness their faithfulness over what they received. You've got to show God that you're a good steward over what you've got before He makes a decision to bring increase your way.
If you want more money, be faithful over your current money. If you want a better job, handle the one that you have now. If you're looking for an upgrade, be a good steward over what God has given you because He wants to see if you know how to handle what you've been assigned.
For further study, please read Matthew 25:14-23.
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