One man traveled a long way, but before he left, he left his belongings in the hands of three servants.
“He gave five talents to one according to the ability of each, to the other two and to one more; and at once he set out on his journey.”
“Then the one who got five talents went and did business with them, and made five more talents.
“And in like manner the one who got two got two more.”
“But he that received it went and hid his lord’s money in the earth.”
“Many days later the master came and settled the accounts with each of the three servants.”
“So the one who got the five talents came and brought five more talents and said, ‘Lord, you have given me five talents. Look, I have got five more talents than them.”
His Lord said to him, “Good, good and faithful servant, you were faithful in a few things, I will give you authority over many things.”
The one who got two talents, he has doubled his talents and the master is also pleased with him. ”
Then the one who got a talent buries his talent and returns the talent to its owner.
The master was not satisfied, in fact he got angry and said to the servant, “Why didn’t you at least deposit my money in my bank to take interest on my money?”
The master took the talent from him and gave it to the one who has ten talents.
“Use it or you can lose it” which in short if we must use what we have been given or we can lose it.
The servant who buried one of his talents did not use what was given to him and so it was given to someone else.
It teaches us that how much you make from your salary packet does not determine your financial future but how much you save.
Playing it safely without any risk can make you feel safe but the day will come when you will lose everything so that you can use what you have.
International sports are full of talented human beings who have reached the elite level of their chosen sports but what we do not see is that they have accepted hard work and sacrifice by these people to get this place. Talent takes you so far but hard work takes them further.
Ask a sports person how long it takes to get to the top fitness after going out of action for a while and they will say, “It takes a while to get fit but when they stop training they lose their fitness faster.”
As an example of talents, if you can’t be faithful to what you’ve been given, you can’t be burdened with bigger things.