What am I going to do?
Updated: Feb 26, 2021
WHAT AM I going to do? This is a question we all ask in moments of life.
David was worried when he cried with his men. But he knew that he had to do something fast when they spoke of stoning him. (1 Samuel 30:1-6)
Decision-making seemed easy for Jacob when he was single—but on his way home, he feared for his life and the lives of his family. He felt that Esau was going to revenge. (Genesis 32:7)
The prodigal son understood that he had to do something after losing everything, and no one gave to him. (Luke 15:11-32)
To live well; to live to the uttermost—we must ask ourselves this same question: What am I going to do?
IN THE DAYS of Jesus, people speculated about when the Kingdom of God will fully appear.
And Jesus told them a parable.
A ruler planned a trip to a distant land to take over that country's throne and then return home.
But before his departure, he called his ten servants and gave them each three months' wages.
"Use this money to buy and sell until I return." (Luke 19:11-27)
WHAT HAVE YOU been given?
The gifts are endless. They include life, wealth, and time but what do you plan to do with them?
We are told to walk circumspectly not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time for the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16)
And how do you do this? God wants you to put your salvation in operation mode—that's putting it to work.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? (Romans 10:14)
THE FIRST SERVANT allowed the money to do the work.
The Gospel of Christ is like money. When you put it to work, it will turn into profit. You’ll have a return on investment.
God will return and ask us what we did with what he gave to us.
THE SECOND SERVANT also took the command seriously and put the money to work.
And both servants were able to live without regrets.
They had a good outcome because they redeemed the time.
Their master's mission and vision were their priority. They found God's saving grace.
THE THIRD SERVANT'S case was different. He wrapped the money in a napkin and hid it away.
He accused his master of seeking profit without investment and wanting a harvest without planting a seed.
The master condemned his behaviour and told them to take the money and give it to the one who made ten times more.
For every choice, there's a consequence.
The insurrectionists at the US Capitol thought that justice would not show up at their doorstep, but it did.
Many of them are now seeing what consequences look like.
BRINGING IT TOGETHER
THE WORK of faith is anything you do that brings glory to His name.
Both servants brought glory to Him because they had their master's interest at heart.
For anything you do, you are building a life—you are making a dream.
Your spot may be small but make it the centre of your universe. Others may not know your value but make sure that you know your worth.