Investments, Risks and Rewards
We have choices every day. With every day we live, with every dollar we earn, with every deed we do; we have a choice.
Every day, every dollar, every deed…a decision.
How will we invest that day, that dollar or that deed? Are we making choices to receive that reward of hearing, “Well done, good and faithful servant”? (Mt. 25:23)
In this week’s focus, we’ve looked at the parable of the 3 servants found in Matthew 25. Each of them given a certain amount of money to invest. The first 2 impressed their master, but the last was a grave disappointment.
This parable has a lot to teach us about the decisions we make regarding the blessings we’ve been given. Blessings come in a variety of forms, but they all come from the Master’s hand and should be invested wisely.
Please hear what I’m not saying.
I am not saying that everyone has to give away everything they have. I am not saying that everyone needs to quit their jobs and abandon all their responsibilities.
What I am saying is that we each need to go to our Master in prayer and ask Him what He wants from us.
Where should we invest?
Like I said, it’s between you and God. But here are a few ideas:
- Talk with your Children’s Ministry team. Maybe they need some help to teach and reach our children for Jesus? Is there something you could give them? Is there a skill that you have that could help them?
- Camp season is on its way. Your local Bible Camp is going to need a lot of people and a lot of resources. Maybe God’s calling you to invest there?
- May you’re being called to invest in outreach ministries? Maybe youth and young adult ministry? Maybe God’s calling you to invest something in one of these areas?
- These days, young families have a lot on their plates. Maybe God’s calling you to come along side a young family in your church and ask them what they need?
- Every church and community has seniors. All of us will grow old one day. As we grow old, our needs increase. Maybe God’s calling you to invest in a ministry or assistance to seniors?
Easter is this weekend.
Maybe God’s calling you to invest some humility (and maybe even embarrassment) and invite someone to church?
Like Christmas, Easter is a time when people are thinking about Christian traditions. People can be more open to consider discussing and/or learning about Jesus. Maybe God’s calling you to invite someone to your church’s Easter service?
Remember the end goal.
Whatever the Master is calling us to invest, as much or as little as it may be; the answer should also be a resounding “yes.“
And don’t forget; embracing the Master’s plan and investing in His kingdom work will result in us hearing those amazing words, “Well done, good and faithful servant”? (Mt. 25:23)
Join the Conversation, Leave Your Thoughts
Why is hearing the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” so important to us as Believers?