When God created us, and gave us a purpose do good things and His will, He made sure that all the resources needed to do these things will be made available for us.
This means if we want to do the will of God, He made sure that we can do it.
He wanted us to be saved and enter His Kingdom when the right time comes, and so, everything was provided for us so that we may achieve it.
Along with the material blessings that God has given us, He gave us talents to perform great things in His sight. These talents are needed to fulfill His ways.
During Christ’s time, a talent is a certain weight (talanton), which is an amount of wealth or money they use to buy or pay for something. Laborers receive talents as their wage during that time. Jesus told the parable of the Talent in Matthew 25. It tells about how God gives us talents and how He expects those talents be used according to their uses and purposes.
If not used wisely, God will not be happy.
Therefore, God is happy to see that the talents given to us were used wisely and according to His purpose.
Talents may not always mean money or salary. It can be a gift given by the Holy Spirit, which the members of the church of God receive when they are baptized. Act 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ to remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Each of us were given talent or talents depending on how God see us. Each one may receive different talent or talents from the others depending on how God distributed them. It is all according to God’s disposition. But no matter how God distributed them, our duty is to use them wisely.
And although we did not receive the same talent, we still have to use them in one spirit.
1Co 12:4 But there are differences of gifts, but the same Spirit.
1Co 12:5 And there are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.
1Co 12:6 And there are differences of workings, but it is the same God working all things in all.
1Co 12:7 But to each one is given the showing forth of the Spirit to our profit.
1Co 12:8 For through the Spirit is given to one a word of wisdom; and to another a word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
1Co 12:9 and to another faith by the same Spirit; and to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
1Co 12:10 and to another workings of powers, to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; and to another kinds of tongues; and to another the interpretation of tongues.
1Co 12:11 But the one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing separately to each one as He desires.
1Co 12:12 For as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.
No one can say that he is not given any talent. Each member of the body of Christ (church) was given the gift of talent. It is for us to find out which one was given to us. If we claim we did not receive any, then the spirit of God is not with us.
Apostle Paul says, 1Co 4:7 For who makes you to differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? Maybe, we just don’t know it yet, that’s the reason why we don’t use it, or we never use it at all.
Finding the right talent or gift is not hard.
God has given us the wisdom to know ourselves, our weaknesses and our strength.
We can try to focus on what we can do first, what we can do best?
And if we are really willing to do these things, everything will follow. Unknowingly, we are already enhancing the talents given to us because we have chosen to use them.
As an example, if we know how to sing – then enhance it and join the choir to sing praises. Nothing must stop us from using our talents. If we know how to analyze situations and we care so much for the church, we can be an adviser (deacon or deaconess) for the troubled members of the church in our locales. We can be a preacher in our own little way by sharing the good Gospel of our Lord to our friends, love ones and relatives.
Our talents must be exposed and be used wisely for the glory of the God who gave it. Otherwise, our talents can be removed from us just like in the parable.
Pro 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it. We must not withhold or hide any good deed if it will be for the glory of God, because it is a sin to him who knows good and does not do it. Jas 4:17 Therefore to him who knows to do good, and does not do it, to him it is sin.
It is a challenge for everyone who received talents from God to use them wisely. If we can fulfill the purposes of these talents, then we can make God happy for us. Let us all use our talents and take every chance an opportunity to give glory to God who called us. Peace and talents be with us!