Bible Reading: Matthew 25:14-30
Often times, when we hear The Parable of the Talents, it is in the context of using the gifts that God has blessed us with to show Him that we can be trusted with more. However today, we will look at it from the context of our subject, preparing for what we pray for.
In this text, we see a comparison of a master and his relationship with three of His servants as it pertains to their talents. To one he gave five talents, to another two, and the other one, see Matthew 25:15. As we continue to read the text, we see that each of the servants did with their talents what they had prepared to do. We can draw this conclusion because in Matthew 25:15 when the master was handing out talents, it says “he gave them according to their ability.
Servants number one and two, we see, prepared to multiply their talents. Their master gave them five and two talents and they returned to him, one ten, and the other four talents. However, the servant that was given one talent, we see, had not prepared for his talent. His mindset had not shifted to a place where he was able to receive the blessings of God.
There are so many things that we are praying for and expecting God to do for us in this season of our lives. Some of us are praying for new homes, relationships, careers, and opportunities. But we have to remember that with blessings come responsibility. In order for us to show God that we can be trusted with the new responsibility, we have to show Him that we are prepared to receive it, and we do that by showing Him how we handle what we already have.
As it pertains to a new home, how are you using the one that you have now? Have you opened it up to be a blessing to others? Are you faithful to the career or job that God has blessed you with now? What is your character like on your current job? Are you completing assignments on time? Are you operating outside of your job description, willing to do what it takes to advance the organization? Do you arrive on time? As it pertains to relationships, are you considerate of others? Are you in the mindset that relationship requires servitude? How are you showing God that you are prepared to receive what you have prayed for?
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for this word. There are so many things that I am praying for and believing You for in this season of my life. Help me to remember that I have to be prepared to receive what I pray for. Reveal to me areas of my life I need to work on so that I am fully prepared to receive the blessing You are preparing for me. In the name of Jesus, Amen!
This word blessed me tremendously. I was having this convo with my sister in Christ just last night. This is confirmation! Thank you so much for sharing and blessing us!
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Tiff, I am now convinced that you are a fly on my wall and know my ENTIRE life!! I am blessed by this devotional.
It ain’t me. It’s The Holy Spirit cause I’m must as clueless as the next person. Sounds like He is dealing with us all the same these days.
This was timely, once again. This morning, our intercessor prayed out of Zechariah. My aunt sent me something called Streams in the Desert. It was about preparation. Zechariah is all about preparation. And now this.
I have been praying and preparing for so much. And as it trickles in, I see why (what seemed to be) delay was necessary. In the words of the “prophet” Kevin Hart, “I wasn’t readyyyyyyy!”
Thank You Father ♥️
Girl, yesssss! Let me take some time in Zechariah. I don’t think I have explored there much. Lord knows I need a preparation spirit, lol.