Occupy Until He Comes

How many of us are using our talents?  How many of us are using them for the Kingdom of God?  This is one of the things we will be asked about on Judgment Day.  What are we going to say?

If we are fortunate, some of us use are talents at work.  Others of us work at jobs just to pay the bills.  Jobs that we don’t enjoy.  When we do use our talents, it is as a hobby.  It is something that we putter around with on the weekends.

However God created us with those exact talents, those exact abilities, because He has something extraordinary for us to do with our lives.

Most people have been taught that God has a plan for their lives, but they assume that it isn’t anything that spectacular.

We are afraid that He will call us to Africa or some faraway land like that.  We are afraid that He will call us to something we don’t like to do.

God designed us for our assignment.  He put the desire to accomplish it in our hearts.  He can take whatever we ask, think or dream and do far above and beyond it with our lives.

What if we think that we aren’t called?  Or that we will just let someone else accomplish great things for the Lord?  And we’ll just wait to go to Heaven?

We were not put on this Earth to just take up space until Jesus comes back or until we die.

No, after we give our lives to Christ, God expects us to let Him work with us to fulfill our purpose in life.  He expects us to use our talents, our skills, our abilities, to help win others to Christ.

And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.” (Luke 19:13).

The word occupy here is the Greek transliterated word, pragmateuomai (prag-mat-yoo’-om-ahee), which means to be occupied in anything, to carry on a business, to carry on the business of a banker or a trader.

In our case, it means to carry on business in Jesus’ stead.  Because Jesus is seated at the right-hand of the Father, it is necessary for us to carry on His work as His children.

If we do not carry on His work by fulfilling our assignment on this Earth, then we have not been faithful to what God called us to from the foundation of the Earth.   And there are countless people who are going to Hell because we did not do what we were put on Earth to do.

We must ask God to lead us and guide us every day so that we will be at the right place at the right time to fulfill our destinies.

<>- Annagail Lynes

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