Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional February 8th – “Lord, What’s Expected Of Me?”

(The Lord Wants You Faithful With What He’s Given You)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Corinthians 7:7 NIV
“I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.”

In Matthew 25, Jesus talked about three servants who were entrusted with gifts or talents. One was entrusted with five talents, another with two talents, and the third, one talent (talent being a weight-measuring standard, usually of money, e.g. talents of gold). The talents were given to them based on their abilities. So, what their master was looking out for was their faithfulness.

The one who got five talents came back with 100% success (Matthew 25:20). The one that was given two talents gained two more, which was also 100% (Matthew 25:22). But the servant that was given one talent was a disappointment to his master.

He said, “Master, I knew you to be a harsh and hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you had not winnowed [the grain]. So I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is your own” (Matthew 25:24-25 AMPC). He did nothing with it!

Evidently, he was a bellyacher. His life was never productive. He had only the ability to manage one talent, and he still ruined his chances. His master called him wicked and unprofitable, because he desired him to be faithful.

It’s the same with the Lord. As read in our opening verse, we’re all so uniquely graced and gifted by God, and He wants faithfulness and expects results.

You may wonder, “How do I know what’s expected of me?” It’s simple: You know what’s expected of you by what you’ve been told. The ability of God is given through His Word to you. What did He expose you to? What information did He give you? When you analyse what He’s told you, you’ll understand His expectation of you.

Whatever the Lord has taught you or is teaching you, whatever He’s exposed you to and helped you to know is all for the furtherance of the Gospel. Therefore, find the opportunity to use them to advance His righteousness and the reign of His Kingdom on earth.

Remember, He tests your faithfulness. If you’re faced with certain challenges or difficulties in carrying out what He’s asked you to do, your only option should be to win! Don’t have excuses; be fully committed to the furtherance of the Gospel.

Go Deeper
Romans 12:6-8 GNB; 1 Timothy 1:12 TPT; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2

The Lord has blessed me with abundant grace in Christ for the furtherance of the Gospel, and I’ll be faithful. My life is for His glory and the expansion of His glorious Kingdom and the spread of His righteousness on the earth. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 26:31-56, Exodus 34-35
Acts 16:11-18, Psalm 5-6

Memorise and meditate on Matthew 25:21 and let these words of the Master inspire you to do all He expects of you.

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