God Has Given You Everything You Need

No matter who you are or where you are dear Princess of God, He has given you everything you need, both in talents and gifts and qualities internally, and in relationships and resources externally. It is only up to you to use well what you have been given, and Jesus expects you too! In fact, you will someday have to account for how well you did use what it was He gave to you.

In the Parable of the Talents in Matthew’s gospel, Jesus explains just that:

14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Many people, however make the mistake of thinking that they are lacking in something and never get started – this is much like the servant who was so afraid that he simply buried his treasure. Jesus doesn’t want you to bury the treasure He has given you, dear Princess of God. He wants you to know that you have what you need, and to get started on building upon what you have, not being lazy, but working diligently to multiply what He has given and bear fruit. He wants you to be full of faith and courage, so that He can say “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

Often the key to starting to make progress is to simply have a shift in mentality of knowing you have been given everything you need by Jesus.

This is also like the Proverb that says “every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” Proverbs 14:1

The woman who builds upon what she has been given is wise and fruitful.

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