“Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate. 25 I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.” (Matthew 25:24-25, NLT)
I encourage you to read all of this parable starting in verse 14 and going through verse 30. Though this is referring to money, I want you to look at the talents and gifts God has given you. It’s very easy for us to bury our talents because of fear of losing something or messing up. I believe a natural reaction to responding to the call of God is fear of failure. We don’t want to mess up, but the facts are we will and that’s how we learn and grow and develop.
If we bury the talents God has given us, they won’t multiply and reach others. We have been given talents, not for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others around us. Of course, we benefit also but the purpose is to reach a world around us. That’s what The Body is all about. It takes all of us doing our part, using the talents we have been given, to operate as one unit.
God wants you to be like the other servants in this parable who worked their talents and they multiplied. The more you use your talents, the more they will multiply and the more fruitful you will be. What has God given you or called you to do that you have buried? It’s never too late to dig those back up again, it’s God’s desire that you do.
Don’t take the talents God has given you and bury them, use them in a way that the world will see who God is and want to know Him. This is your time to take out your shovel and start digging to uncover your buried talents!