God Believes in You
For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money.
Matthew 25:14-18 (NKJV)
In the parable of the talents, the owner entrusted money to his servants while he went away. It was clear that the owner wanted to have his money used profitably while he was absent, but he didn’t weigh them down with unnecessary instructions. He was interested in seeing how each one of them would seize opportunities given to them, “each according to his own ability.” This text brings to us an important revelation, which is this: God has a whole lot of confidence in you!
We read of no instructions, no restrictions, no express wishes, no shared desires. When the owner gives up his wealth to his servants, they knew what he expected. They knew that they were to take advantage of what had been given to them and go and make something happen with it.
The same is true for every one of us in our journey with Jesus. He gives us opportunities because He knows our faith can handle it. He knows that our faith will stir up creativity, imagination, and ingenuity in wanting to do what pleases Him.
I can tell you that I'm excited, infused, and inspired about my salvation. I’m motivated that every day I open my eyes, I am in a relationship with a God who believes in me. He believes in me so much that He gives me blessings, and He places His gifts within me. He’s got so much confidence in me that He gives me increased territory, endless options, human connections, open doors, miracles, favor, anointing, and opportunity!
The incentive I have to move forward and use my talents for the Lord is not an absence of fear or an ignorance of my faults and frailties, doubts and suspicions. I am instead fueled by His confidence and motivated by His belief in me. The more God believes in me, the more I want to live up to his belief in me.
Friend, God believes in you. Will you allow that fact to shape your thoughts and actions today?