I'm pretty sure we're all familiar with the parable in Matthew 25:14-30. Jesus gives an illustration of a master who leaves to go on a long journey, and gives three of his servants five bags, two bags, and one bag of silver. While he's gone, the one with five bags goes and earns double what he originally had. Same with the one who had two. But the third one did something different. When the master returned, this is what happened...
"Then the one who had received the one bag of silver came forward and said, 'Master, I knew you to be a hard man...so I was afraid I would lose your money, and I went and hid your silver in the ground. Here you have what is yours'." (verse 24-25)
This stopped me in my tracks. And the question that popped up was:
What am I doing with what God has given me?
What did the master tell the servants who doubled what he had given them?
"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'."
I want to hear God tell me that someday. I want to be faithful in what He has given and gifted me in and set me over. Am I holding back in fear of what others will think of me?
Am I afraid that what He has given me 'isn't enough' compared to what I see others having?
Are we being faithful even in a little?