"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***