Decide, and Take Action
Every accomplishment starts with a decision. Choice, not chance, determines your destiny. Jesus gave us the parable of a businessman who gave one employee ten talents to invest, and he doubled them. A second employee received five talents, and he doubled them too. A third employee got one talent, but he buried it. Afraid of losing it, he failed to take even a modest risk. ‘“You bad and lazy servant!” his master said. “You knew, did you, that I reap harvests where I did not plant, and gather crops where I did not scatter seed?”’ (Matthew 25:26 GNT) The Bible says ‘…we walk by [the eye of] faith, not by [natural] sight.’ (2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV) Unless you’re willing to take prayed-over, carefully-considered and well-advised risks, you’re not operating in faith. And ‘…without faith it is impossible to please Him…’ (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV) Jesus ended His parable saying, ‘…everyone who has will be given more…Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.’ (Matthew 25:29 NIV) Your goal should be to maximise the investment on everything you do. It means putting all your eggs in God’s basket (don’t worry, He won’t drop them!) To get more, you must use what God’s already given you. When you step out in faith, God moves, and extraordinary things happen. John Mason says: ‘Not what we have but what we use, not what we see but what we choose—these are the things that spoil or bless human happiness.’ When you limit what you will do, you limit what you can do. Think: if you don’t act now, what will it ultimately cost you?