Luke 16:10-12 He that is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much: and he that is unrighteous in a very little is unrighteous also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?
Could it be that God has not allowed us to be more used of Him because we have not been faithful with what He has given us? Could it be that we have wanted more and said that we would be faithful and do things differently if we just had more?
These verses are very clear. If I am not faithful in the small amount of money, ministry, and talents that He has already given me then I need not expect more. If I had more I would only be as faithful as I have already shown myself. Having more will not increase my faithfulness or service. It will only magnify whatever I am already doing.
God allows us to have things and in all honesty it is a test. Will you use it for my honor and glory or for your selfish purposes? The next verse, Luke 16:13, even says you have to choose. You can not serve two masters. You have to love one and hate the other.
Could it be that right now we are in a testing pattern? Could it be that God is testing us for future service by watching how we handle what we have?
I challenge you and me both to decide now to use all that we have for Him. We can sit here and complain and want more but He is saying. That He is in charge of what I am allowed to manage. He is in charge of deciding if He can trust us with more.
Let’s use what we have for Him!