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Friday, February 22, 2013

Being Counted On By Others

In summary of Matthew 25:23 it says, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!”

Bottom Line:
You’ve done well and should be commended.  You have been faithful in handling small amounts, so now I’ll give you greater responsibilities.  Let’s celebrate!

What this means to me:
To be a real servant, I need to be faithful to my responsibilities and ministry.  I need to finish my tasks, fulfill my responsibilities, keep my promises, and complete any commitments I make.  This means I don’t leave any job half done, and I shouldn’t quit if I get discouraged.  I need to make practices trustworthiness and dependability part of my daily routine.  In what I do, I need to value and take to heart the meaning of a commitment.  I need not make commitments casually, then break them for the slightest reason.  So in light of this a real question I need to ask myself is; can I be counted on by others?  Are there any promises I have committed in ministry or work to that I still need to keep?  Have I been obedient to God’s call in my life to bless others through my service?  Am I using the gifts he has given me to be a blessing to others?  Most of life is a test, a test of my faithfulness.  If I pass God has promised to reward my faithfulness in eternity.  My goal is to hear from God, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.  You have been faithful in handling what I gave you to do on earth, so now I will give you many more responsibilities, Let’s celebrate together!”  As a faithful servant here on earth my job will never be done (i.e. I can’t just retire and stop serving.)  I need to keep on serving faithfully as long as a live.  Today I will consider if others would describe me a committed and faithful person.  I will then also consider if I’m using my gifts and abilities to bless others and further His Kingdom.