Matthew 25:24-25 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
I have been like this man in more ways than one and I think you might have had the problem also. How many times have we felt that God was unfair with us. He hasnâ€™t blessed me like He blessed the other person. He didn’t gift me like He did the other person.
Instead of using my one talent to the best of my ability I get mad that I didn’t get five talents or even two. I start making excuses right from the start. Since I am not like the other person then it is not my fault if I can not produce.
God gave the other guy more talents to use in business, in ministry, and in every way! That simply isn’t fair. I would give if He had blessed me like He did the other fellow! But since He is so hard I will use my money for myself.
I would serve in the church but I am not as gifted or as well liked and respected as the other guy so I will just sit on my talent. All they want me to do is keep the nursery anyway. That is not important and so I just will not do anything.
God has allowed that missionary to raise more money, have a bigger work, than He has me. So I will just coast and blame God. After all He decided not to bless me.
God, I want you to forgive me for my bad attitudes. I want to serve you. I want to be used of you. I know that I may not have what others have but I can use what I have. I have been guilty of whining and complaining. I have been guilty of comparing and justifying myself. I repent and ask you to use me with what you gave me to your honor and glory.