Five Minute Friday.
So tonight I was musing in my kitchen as I prepared dinner. And the prompt paired with my muse.
"He Gave You Ten" was the proposed title.
Reading the parable of the servants given the one, five and ten talents, I always saw myself as the five talent servant. There was no question in my mind. I'd strive NOT to be that one talent servant who buried their talent and didn't get anything for the master and had a lecture. I'm anti-punishment. Please the authority and get a gold star!
But, I always doubted myself and saw my lack of skill in areas. I saw where I could improve, and have always seen myself as a five. Tonight, God revealed to me that many of us are Tens, but we think we are Fives.
The enemy will do what He can to keep us there. (Or even discourage us so we give up and become a one.)
God made you a Ten. Not by your own means, but by putting your talents in His hands—for His kingdom and His glory. Then you will bring all of those back to Him and gain a greater reward!
True joy is found when we are delighting ourselves in the Lord. Then the desires of our hearts are in line with what He desires for His kingdom and it's an all-around win!
If tonight you have been feeling "less than", remember, "Greater is the one living inside of me, than He who is living in the world."
And with that, I'll leave you with a song of that title from Mercy Me.
A Lyric Video, so that you can see the truth and the truth can set you free. "There will be no condemnation here."
God made you perfect for His use, not perfect on your own. In His service, you are a Perfect Ten!