Each opportunity that God lays before us come with some degree of risk. If the opportunity is to share our faith story, we risk rejection or maybe ridicule. If the opportunity is to help someone in need, we risk being a frequent ask. If it is trying a new ministry, we risk failure.
Each of these things calls for us to risk something. Anytime we invest ourselves or our talents, there is a chance we will gie something away. This is a good thing. We are often not ‘losing’ something but are giving to another and it blesses us both. But for many of us and many in the church, we are averse to risk.
God blesses us all abundantly. In reality, all is His. For some the blessing is financial, for others it is an abundance of time. Each of us also have talents and skills that He has blessed us with. Each of us have gifts to offer. How we look at these gifts from God largely determines what we do with them. Do we see the gifts as just that or do we see them as assets?
Assets are to be managed and kept safe. Gifts are to be used and to be given away. For a moment think about God and manna, deliverance, land, provision. Think about Jesus and healing, kindness, love. Now, do you have gifts or assets? May we give to others richly, blessing them as God has blessed us.
Scripture reference: Matthew 25: 14-30