Hey, Hey beautiful people! 

Today this post will focus on a powerful message I got from a sermon couple of weeks ago. I just felt in my heart to share since this platform is equally about faith. I hope that it touches someone out there who just needed to hear this.

Also, I have been thinking about changing my blog's name. I haven't found any name that suits my vision for it yet but I am no longer comfortable with 19's observations now. 19 had something to do with my age but I'm a whole 21 year old now haha. So I will happily welcome name suggestions for my blog, one with meaning. It would be helpful if each and everyone could give a word or two that makes them relate to this platform. On that note, let's get started.

Sermon on Mathew 25: 14-30

The parable of the three servants 

“At that time the Kingdom of heaven will be like this. Once there was a man who was about to go on a journey; he called his servants and put them in charge of his property. He gave to each one according to his ability: to one he gave 5,000 gold coins, to another he gave 2,000, and to another he gave 1,000. Then he left on his journey. The servant who had received 5,000 coins went at once and invested his money and earned another 5,000. In the same way the servant who had received 2,000 coins earned another 2,000. But the servant who had received 1,000 coins went off, dug a hole in the ground, and hid his master's money. “After a long time the master of those servants came back and settled accounts with them. The servant who had received 5,000 coins came in and handed over the other 5,000. ‘You gave me 5,000 coins, sir,’ he said. ‘Look! Here are another 5,000 that I have earned.’ ‘Well done, you good and faithful servant!’ said his master. ‘You have been faithful in managing small amounts, so I will put you in charge of large amounts. Come on in and share my happiness!’ “Then the servant who had been given 2,000 coins came in and said, ‘You gave me 2,000 coins, sir. Look! Here are another 2,000 that I have earned.’ ‘Well done, you good and faithful servant!’ said his master. ‘You have been faithful in managing small amounts, so I will put you in charge of large amounts. Come on in and share my happiness!’ “Then the servant who had received 1,000 coins came in and said, ‘Sir, I know you are a hard man; you reap harvests where you did not sow, and you gather crops where you did not scatter seed. I was afraid, so I went off and hid your money in the ground. Look! Here is what belongs to you.’ “ ‘You bad and lazy servant!’ his master said. ‘You knew, did you, that I reap harvests where I did not sow, and gather crops where I did not scatter seed? Well, then, you should have deposited my money in the bank, and I would have received it all back with interest when I returned. Now, take the money away from him and give it to the one who has 10,000 coins. For to every person who has something, even more will be given, and he will have more than enough; but the person who has nothing, even the little that he has will be taken away from him. As for this useless servant — throw him outside in the darkness; there he will cry and grind his teeth”.

God is so generous and kind. He gives us so much. A ‘talent’ was a huge sum of money – probably equivalent to twenty years’ wages. Even the person with one talent was given so much. In the parable, the talent (this is the origin of the English word ‘talent’) represents not only your money but your gifts, skills, time, energy, education, intellect, strength, influence and opportunities.

Be faithful with whatever you have been given. It is no good wishing that you had been given more. You are simply called to do the best you can with what you have.

To be faithful means to use the gifts and abilities that God has given you. I am sometimes tempted to be like the third servant who said, ‘I was afraid’ (v.25). We hide our talents because we are afraid of failure and what others may think of us, or of the hard work and responsibility that may be involved.

It has been said that, ‘The greatest mistake you could make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.’

The servant who received five talents and the one who received two talents must both have had to risk losing it all. Step out in faith, use your gifts and risk failure.

Jesus says, in effect, ‘use them or lose them’ (vv.28–30). If you do the very best with what you have, God will give you more and say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ (vv.21,23)

Stay blessed xx 

19's observations

4 Replies to “USE IT OR LOSE IT”

  1. 21 observations? But when you reach 23, it won’t sound as nice hmm. All in all, something with your name in it, you have a nice name. I’ve tried sha


    1. Haha thanks. That’s the reason why the new name should look more long term and meaningful! No more attachements to age 😂. I’m conflicted between some name related to being a millennial and one related to the outlook I have on my blog as a whole – motivational, inspirational type of thing. I’m sure something will come up but keep your suggestions coming


      1. A name related to your outlook on life fits your blog more as that is most of the content you put out, motivation, inspiration, faith, obstacles, travel etc

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