Read Matthew 25 today.

This chapter includes three of Jesus’ parables. The second is often referred to as the parable of the talents. Three servants were entrusted with a master’s money while he was away. The amount of money entrusted to each was in proportion to their respective abilities. Two of the three used the abilities they had to increase what had been entrusted to them. The third did nothing with his abilities or with what had been entrusted to him. He was judged, not because the return was insufficient, but because he did not use the abilities he had in service to his master.
As I think of this parable, I think of those who have stated they do not have gifts or abilities. They point to those who have many abilities and lament the absence of abilities on their part. I think one of the points of this parables is that we are not to compare ourselves with someone else and their abilities. Instead, we are to acknowledge the abilities we have, and put them to use.
What were your talents, gifts, and abilities? Consider making a list. Write it on paper. If you cannot think of what your abilities are, ask a trusted friend. Then, consider how you might put those gifts into action.
Matthew 25:14-18 NLT
“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. [15] He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last-dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip. [16] “The servant who received the five bags of silver began to invest the money and earned five more. [17] The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more. [18] But the servant who received the one bag of silver dug a hole in the ground and hid the master’s money.