A famous conservative republican used to say during his daily radio show that he had: “Talent on loan from God.”
I used to find that statement quite odd and I often found it put me off in a way. It seemed so vain; the statement being barked out on early morning radio.
But, I found that this really was a biblical principle. In the above bible verse in James 1:17, it says that every perfect gift comes from above. Furthermore, God doesn’t give imperfect gifts to his people. They don’t arrive in our hands with a corner unglued or a screw missing somewhere. Because of His perfect nature, those gifts that He gives for us to use arrive, for lack of a better term, perfectly.
Aha, but is that enough? To merely sit back and just enjoy the bounty of God’s gifts and the talents he has given us all who call upon His name? Are we clutching that perfect gift in our hands but all the while our gaze is directed towards ourselves? Are we crossing the street when we see an obvious need? Is that what God intended for us to do with our perfect gifts and talents?
I think not! In Hebrews 13:16 it says: “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God”(ESV).
So, if God has blessed you with money, resources, talents and or gifts, share them! Not only share them, but go further as to instruct others in how to use their gifts and talents as well as giving of yourselves.
As I stated earlier in this post, the talent is on “Loan” from God. Therefore, whatever He loans out to us, He certainly has the power to remove that gift as well if we won’t be obedient to His call.
So, let us all be good stewards of our gifts and get our hands dirty with the residue of the benefits of giving.
Well, Mr. Radio Talk Show Host, “Talent on loan from God”…. I think so!
Get out there today and share what you have!
The Great Plains Poet