Back on May 8, 2014 I was reading my Bible and felt the Lord speak to me. I am not saying that I actually audibly heard His voice, but I did actually read His word. There is a parable in Matthew where a master leaves three servants bags of gold. To one he leaves five, to another he leaves two, and to the last he leaves one. The first two servants are good stewards of what they were given and doubled their masters investment. However, the last servant buried his bag of gold in the ground and hid it. When the he heard this it says, “The master was furious. ‘That’s a terrible way to live! It’s criminal to live cautiously like that! If you knew I was after the best, why did you do less than the least? The least you could have done would have been to invest the sum with the bankers, where at least I would have gotten a little interest. (Matthew 25:26-27 MSG)
I remember reading those words and feeling like the Lord was telling me that He has invested in me. What was I doing with what He gave me? Was I a good steward or did I bury my head in the sand and hide. It’s criminal to live a life and not take risks. It’s foolish to live cautiously like that. It’s not how we were intended to live. We must hear from the Lord and obey. Heaven forbid He asks you to do something and you don’t do it.
I never want to hear the words, “If you knew I was after the best, why did you do less than the least?” Instead I want to hear, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” We all drag our feet at some point in life. What risk is God asking you to take? How is He asking you to step out in faith?