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Use What You Have
By Victoria Osteen - Sep 09, 2010
In Matthew, Jesus told the story about a man who entrusted his wealth to three of his servants. He gave each of them different amounts and left on a trip. When he returned, two of the men had invested the money they were given and actually doubled it. The third servant had exactly what he was given in the first place. The wealthy man asked why and the servant replied, "I was scared. I didn't know what to do with it. I didn't want to lose it, so I buried it." The wealthy man was not pleased and took away his portion and gave it to one of the others.

Now, I don't know what frightened this servant. I don't know what intimidated him. I don't know if he was just busy doing other things or comparing himself with other people. But notice what came out of him when his boss returned—excuses. He was filled with excuses. He may have looked at the other two guys and thought, "Well, they got more than I did so what's the use? I'll never have that much." But, his boss, the wealthy man, was not moved by excuses. He said, "I gave you something to use and increase."

God is in the increasing business today. It doesn't matter what you have in your hand, God wants to bless it and multiply it. But, He isn't going to bless excuses. The scripture say that He blesses the work of our hands. So what are you doing with the gifts, abilities and resources He's entrusted to you? Are you using them? It doesn't matter if someone else has more than you; God needs you to do your part. You are important. God deposited in you for a reason. It takes all of us working together to build His kingdom. It says in Matthew 13:12 that "to those who have, more will be given." You have been given something today. Don't bury it. Use it for His glory and watch how He will pour out His blessing and favor on your life.
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