I recently read that one of the characteristics of successful people is that they take action. Rather than imagining that good things will happen to them, they see opportunities and seize them.
"a man about to go on a journey ... called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey. Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents. In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more. But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money." (Matthew 25.14-18)
This parable of Jesus is about the value of investing in the things of the kingdom of God. The King has entrusted each of us, His servants, with certain possessions and talents. We are to seize the opportunities associated with them, and invest wisely for the King and the kingdom.
What has He entrusted to you? What are you doing with them? Will He consider that He received a good return on investment with what you are doing that belongs to Him? These are important questions for us to consider as we seek to live wisely today with an eye on life in the kingdom age to come. There's never a better time to invest in things of eternity than right now. Praying that we each invest wisely today.
©Steve Taylor, 2018 --Used by permission