B Moments, invest

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Matthew 25:29 (NLT)

Today, I am thinking about when a little can lead to a lot more.

Yesterday, I talked quite a bit about the graduation season and the way in which graduation is about starting a new phase in life. This caused me to begin thinking about how, when we start something new, we often start out at level one, if you will. For example, there are many college graduates today who start at an entry-level position and are offered an entry-level salary to complement that position.

However, I believe it’s very important to remember the parable that Jesus taught his followers about how a little can lead to more.

The story goes like this: there was a man going on a long trip, so he called his servants together. Giving one of his servants five bags of gold, he told him to invest it for him while he was gone.

After he left, the servant was actually able to double the man’s initial investment of five bags of gold, so that when he returned, there were ten bags of gold. Joyfully, he praised the faithful servant for a job well done. Additionally, because the servant had been trustworthy with the small amount, the man decided to begin giving him more responsibilities.

At the same time, the man had also given one bag of gold to another servant. Instead of investing it though, he buried it and did not produce any profit. That servant did not earn the man’s trust and instead, lost responsibilities.

Therefore, the key is to embrace where you are and excel in your tasks, knowing that God is watching. Once you’ve mastered that entry level, He will surely open the doors to more.

The next time you need to be encouraged about the little you have while you hope it will turn to more, cling to these words: “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.” Matthew 25:29 (NLT)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, invest well and be confident that your “more” is on the way.