Good and Faithful - January 22, 2024

God gives gifts, not miserly, but abundantly! And he doesn’t give gifts randomly, but carefully, “to each according to each one’s unique ability” (Matthew 25:15).

Remember, no one else has your talents. No one. God elevates you from common-hood by matching your unique abilities to custom-made assignments. “Well done good and faithful servant,” Jesus will say to some (Matthew 25:23). Maybe your dad never praised you or your teachers always criticized you, but God will applaud you. And to have him call you “good”? When he does, it counts. Only he can make bad sinners good, and only he can make the frail faithful. “Well done, good and faithful.”

The point? Use your uniqueness to take great risks for God. The only mistake is not to risk making one.