“Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’
His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
“Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. Matthew 25:25-29
Whenever a child is born, not only is the child born- that is one part of it – a mother is also born. Before that she was an ordinary woman; through the birth she becomes a mother. On one side the child is born, on another side the mother is born. And a mother is totally different from a woman. Her whole existence becomes qualitatively different. Before that she may have been a wife or a beloved, but suddenly to the world that is no longer so important. A child is born; a new life has entered. She is a mother. And look at her dreams. No mother, or woman who is about to be a mother, can think that an ordinary boy or girl is going to be born- the unique child is always in her dreams. Every mother dreams she is going to give birth to an extraordinary child (who will change the world). And this too is the dream of God for every child. When God dreamt of you (before you were in your mothers womb) He dreamt of a soul He would send to the earth realm through a particular mother for the extraordinary assignment of blessing the human condition. Like the mother, God dreams of a child who through the perfecting (investing) of their talents and through the strengthing of their abilities will bless the world. This is why it is so important that you understand what your real talents are. The world needs from you what God has placed within you.
Whenever you are doing what you were born to do… whenever you are walking on the path of your destiny… You always make a difference!
Mariah Carey isn’t a great singer just because she can hold a tune. She has talents which have shaped her sound. She has developed abilities which have made her a “unique talent”. Her talent isn’t simply singing; for if it were, she would have likely been a one-hit wonder. If Michael Jordan’s single talent was basketball, he certainly would not have been cut from his high school basketball team. He was cut because he had to discover and pefect one of his more unheralded talents which was discipline; a talent he shares with other greats. So what talents has God given you? What were you born to do? What path are you presently on? Were you born to sing? Were you born to act? Were you born to teach? What are your talents? Has God given you one talent, two talents, five talents, or ten? And if one, what are you doing with the one talent? Are you investing it in your life? Are you giving it back to God with interest? If you are sitting on God’s dream for your life, the little you have will be taken away.
God’s desire for your life is that you invest your mother’s dream, which is His dream. If you are tired of sitting in the audience, or standing on the sidelines applauding someone else’s talents, then ask God to reveal to you your real talent (s). Then become like the mother and give birth to a new world, give birth to His talents, give birth to a new life… and become a Mother’s dream, a God Living Force.