Human as we are, we would like to have the same benefits and privileges that another person has and is enjoying in life.
Do you know that no matter how much we complain and tell God that He has not been giving us the things we need, the Parable of the Talents shows us a different angle and perspective.
The Parable of the Talents shows us that God has entrusted us with different talents. He is the master who was about to embark on a journey but prior to leaving, he has called for his servants and has given them talents based on their capability. What was the master expecting from his servants? The master expects that each and every servant would use the talents wisely and multiply it.
The first servant was given 5 talents and was able to invest it and multiply it by another 5. The second servant was given 2 talents and was able to multiply it by another 2. The third servant however, was foolish enough to just bury the talent in the ground.
The parable of the talents speak of our individual characteristic which makes us all unique. In life, we would find that one's talent is not the same as the talent of the other and this is what makes us unique as individual human beings. However, the individual uniqueness should not be a basis for one person to envy the other because what one should do is to try to seek the God-given talent within them.
Inspirational speaker Bo Sanchez said that "We are unique based on our own capabilities." This is where the Parable of the Talents would again come in. If we were to think of it, why did the master give 5 talents to one servant, 2 talents to another and only 1 talent to the third? Wouldn't it be unfair on one end that the master has not given equal talents to each individual?
The answer would go back to the fact that the master only gave each servant based on their capability or ability. So to the one where he gave 5 talents, he knew that that servant could multiply and increase it. To the one where he gave 2, he knew that the servant can only handle as much as 4 talents once the servant decides to multiply and increase it.
Have you ever asked yourself why the rich people continue to become rich? It is because, they were psychologically prepared to handle such a huge amount. For those in the middle class and lower class bracket, we would sometimes hear or read in the news of "one-day millionaires." These are people who would win in the lottery but then, after 1 week, they are back to where they are.
Why is this so? Because the person was not ready and capable of handling such a huge amount of money that they become so eager and angry to spend all the money and go back to where they are.
The same goes with the talents that God has given us. We were not all created equally but then we are also given different capabilities so it is simply up to us on how we are going to manage and multiply our God-given talents.
We need not be like the third servant who simply buried the talent under the ground but we should be like the two servants who increased their talents and multiplied it. Let's not be like the third servant who was afraid of multiplying their God-given talent but rather, we should take that risk and increase that talent.
How can one increase their talent? This is a very good question which inspirational speaker Bo Sanchez would have an answer. He mentioned that God has given us talents because it is God's way for us to increase and multiply it. When we increase and multiply our God-given talents, that means that we would be using it to serve God.
Bo further asks the question: "Do you want to be rich?" Why of course, no one would want to belong to the poor or live a life of poverty. Bo further states that "if you want to be rich, use your God-given talent and that would be your avenue towards achieving greatness and that would eventually elevate you and give you financial freedom."
There is a reason why God has given us talents based on our capabilities. This is because God knows how and what are capabilities are in increasing it. We may not have the same results but definitely, if we are going to use our God-given talents to serve God, then this would be our way towards financial freedom