“Do Your Job”
BIBLE READING: Matthew 25
Last week I heard a preacher give a lesson on his favorite person in the Bible. He gave people an opportunity to guess who it could be, of course you got the standard answers like: Jesus, God, Moses and Peter. However, none of these possibilities were even close. His favorite Bible character was a man that did not even have a name; we simply refer to him as the two-talent man. You see, he wasn’t as blessed as the five-talent man, but he was blessed more than the one talent man. What makes him so special is just as much about what you don’t see as it is what you do see. You don’t see the two-talent man complaining about not getting as much as the five-talent man, you simple see him using the gifts that he was given to gain more. What if we were more like the two-talent man? Would we begin to question as to why we did not receive as many talents as the five-talent man? Why not four-talents, or three, why only two? Are we not just as good as the one who had received the five-talents? I would venture to say that we would be more like that example than we would have been of the example we have in Scripture. The example we have recorded in Matthew 25 is very simple, to the point and yet so profound, “And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, 'Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.' His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.' (Matthew 25:22-23). It seems from the Scripture that when the two-talent man received his two talents, he used them and gained two more. Before it is all said and done, Nick Saban may be the greatest college football coach to have ever lived. He has been so successful because his philosophy is so simple “Do your job!” He understands that if we are truly focused on what we can do, we don’t have to worry about what everyone else is or is not doing. By doing our job or using our two-talents to the fullest, we are controlling what we can control. What about you? Are you a two-talent, one talent, or you may even be a five talent? Use what you have, do what you can and then God will give the increase.