**The Empty Flower Pot**

An empty flower pot can have a seed but no plant. An empty flower pot can have a talent, but yet can still be useless...

"She had the vision, and she had the dream. She knew the many things she wanted to do and accomplish in her lifetime. She wanted to become the greatest enterpreneur, and she knew just what it took to get there. She had done her research and she memorized the number of steps she would have to take to get there. Apart from professionalism, she also wanted to be more than just a good person. She knew there was something more important than just waking up each morning and going to bed late at night. There was something she had not yet grasped, and she knew she had to get it before it was too late. She didn't know who God was, but it doesn't take an intelligent person to know that no man could have created the mountains and the oceans. It just wasn't possible. It takes only a higher power to do the impossible. She had to find Him now.

But how? She knew how...but she wasn't ready yet. She knew she could go on her knees and ask God for wisdom on how to run her life from here henceforth, but she didn't even want to ask! Instead, she decided to to just sleep back. There must be an easier way out of this. I don't need to work extra hard. I just need to wake up and take my life easy.

But she had a lot of talent. She had like five of them, and she could have taken her time to invest...she could invest in art, music, writing, trading, and medicine simultaneously. But she just wanted to be free as a bird. She wanted to be the girl who was beautiful and who could have her cake and eat it. She wanted to be known as the no-stresser. She wanted to be that popular girl that could swing her charm at the club and get anything she wanted without blinking an eye. So she just took life easy. And she grew older and older. So she hid her talents, and she failed in life. Till the day she died."


In the parable of the talents, the master of the house had three servants, and I know all three were intelligent. To one servant he gave one talent, to another two talents, and to the last servant he gave five talents. The servant with one talent knew how to multiply it but didn't bother, instead he dug up a hole and buried it. But the other two servants multiplied and doubled their talents, and when their master came back he blessed them. (Matthew 25:14-30)

God is waiting for you and I to arise and look at His vast resources and utilize the areas where we are most talented. He wants us to go forth and multiply. He wants us to SHINE as stars. At the end of the story, the master told the servant who had doubled his 5 talents into 10, "well done faithful servant, you were faithful over a FEW things, I will make you a ruler of MANY THINGS." On the day of judgement God will require the multiplication of the seeds that were sown into your life when you were on earth. You may encounter such questions as, "what did you do with your intelligence?" "What did you do with your speech?" "What did you do with the Name of Jesus?" You want your response to be faithful.

***You have to go just one step at a time,
you can't just leap to the top of the mountain
Make your empty flower pot full***

10 comments:

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

first ....yippieeeeeeeee
ok let me go and read....lol

Anonymous said...

hmmm I'm the chick with many unused talents that's struggling to make it through school but has the least bit of interest in the course of study and thus constantly distracted which equals not so great grades.
God dey sha.

~Mimi~ said...

wow!!that is a nice message.I should come here more often

omohemi Benson said...

I commit all my talents, to the one who is faithful to be able to help me discover the ones I don't know exist and harness the ones,I already have.
So that on the Day ,I can smile and say"yes,father,I did it and blesshe and she with what you gave me".
So help me God!

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

nice write up as usual...
i need to discover my talent..
medical sch is not a talent..abeg
lol

thank God for my life sha..cos i will use medicine to find my talent ...in Jesus name amen.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

beautiful writeup.. cos i was that girl with many talents... now i'm that girl still trying to figure out what direction to go... i agree... i have to bring God into the matter cos i'm completely clueles.. i just love what you say sometimes jaycee and the way you say the things you say... a lot of times.. they're just what i need... thanks mami...

Naija Vixen said...

Amen to this...and may His grace be abundant for us to take that first step to many great things...great one Jaycee...but then again you know that already. ;-)

Bernard said...

I like the parable of the talents...It's not QUANTITY...It's WISDOM. A lot of talents are being wasted each day. What good is a corn seed if it's not sown. Three months later one will yield much more corn, the other will still remain a seed. May God help us realize the talent in us and help us activate them while they are still viable...In Jesus Name...AMEN....Erere God will help you carry out all the talents he has placed in you. You are irreplacable. On the final day, you'll be able to smile and say Thank you Jesus I fufilled my destiny. I see you're starting with the little you have God, will make it big...in Jesus Name...Amen!

Abi said...

God bless you dear for having this blog....always great to read from u....May God continue to put words in your heart and give u grace to express those words...All the best dear.....
Yeah it's been a while...will call you sometime...yes u kno who dis is; just not d name..lol..don't worry when i call....clue saw u at a "black" event in Naija..:)

Naijadude said...

You still have me in awe for your inspiration... thanks always!! I just pray God gives you the grace to keep inspiring people in the positive way!!...


**no hun, we gotta do the phone chat ooh, since ur too busy for yahoo IM...i will holla for the number tmrw morning**