Discover Your Purpose Using the Parable of the Talents


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What is the meaning of the Parable of the Talents? How does it apply to you today? The meaning of the parable extends far beyond financial investments. The Universe has given each person a wide variety of gifts, and he expects us to employ those gifts in his service. It is not acceptable merely to put those gifts on a closet shelf and ignore them. Like the three employees, we do not have gifts of the same degree. The return God (Universe) expects of us is commensurate with the gifts we have been given. The employee who received one talent was not condemned for failing to reach the five-talent goal; he was condemned because he did nothing with what he was given. The gifts we receive from the Supreme Source include skills, abilities, family connections, social positions, education, experiences, and more. The point of the parable is that we are to use whatever we have been given for God’s purposes. The severe consequences to the unproductive employee, far beyond anything triggered by mere business mediocrity, tell us that we are to invest our lives, not waste them. Contact me by going to:

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