I had someone tell me today that they do not want to be “the guy that buried his talent in the ground.”
You may remember the story from Matthew 25:14-28. The servant that only got one talent from the master was afraid of him. He hid the masters talent in the ground burying it in the dirt until the master returned. Look at what the master said,
The Parable of the Talents
26“His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
28” ‘Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents.”
What are you doing with the talent (Abilities and gifts) that The Master (God) gave you? Are you hiding it in the dirt until He returns or are you using it with all you have got so as to someday show a return on the investment?