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Overall, life has been great! But as you know, anything that starts with “overall” means there’s at least one thing that isn’t like the rest. I was at work one day really tired from doing too much. So tired that I thought about not coming the next day. While at work God wispered to me “faithful over the little.” I immediately think of the rest of the verse and it encouraged me.

This line comes from the parable Jesus told about the talents (a form of currency in his day). The entire verse says, “The master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many. Enter into the joy of your master!” (This is the Jasmine blended version.) So of course when I heard God say this I got excited thinking “I’m being faithful! God is going to make me a ruler!” So I put my head down and kept working. 

But that’s not what happened, God told me to read the entire of the passage when I got home. I reread the entire passage in Matthew 25. In the passage, there is a master who gave three servant an amount of money 5, 3, and 1 talent. He left on a trip and came back looking the servants and the money. Both of the servants with 5 and 3 talents flipped them and made 5 and 3 more. The last servant buried his talent and did not earn anything else. The first two heard, “Well done!” The last servant, sadly did not. 

After reading the story,  of course God began to speak to me. He told me I was wearing thin at work (even after only being there for 2 or 3 months) because I was giving most of my talents there. There are other things God has called me to and to do but I was focusing too much on this one thing. 

I wasn’t, as I had been in the past, being faithful with all of my talents. He told that I was only using some of my talents and giving too many to this one thing. This does not mean that I no  longer work hard or no longer go to work. It means that I must remember that God has purposed me to do more than work this 10:00-6:30 he has blessed me with. I must use all of the talents he has given me wisely so he can receive the increase. 

So pray for me as I change my schedule and readjust at work. 

God is good y’all!

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