Many of us saw the year 2010 just like the parable of the talents. Those of you who don’t know the parable should really consider checking it out in Matthew 25:14–30. It’s one of my favorite pieces of Scripture to read. There is so much wisdom to chew on, I’m like, “Serve me up anotha’ bowl of that, Holy Spirit!” Hahaha!
The Master (our Father who created us) left us with gifts. In the parable of the talents to one He gave five, to another He gave two, and to a third He gave one. The point is we have all been given talent. Just like in the parable, there is a time where the Master releases us fully to increase our gifts.
To be practical, our system is set up to educate and discover the natural talents in children at an early age. They are told they can be anything they want to be in life—preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, and finally college. Graduating from college can be compared to a releasing—releasing into your gifting or talent, if you will. The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6, KJV).
That was 2010 for a lot of people…
2011 is the year of executing the plans God has for you and for me. It is full of release parties and graduations. In this season there will be less talking and more walking. And if you have not made a plan for how you will increase your gifts, do it now. God has given you the power. In Joshua 1:8, He says that when you follow His ordained plan for your life, you will be able to make your way prosperous.
OK, really when you stop reading this, do not pass go or collect $200 dollars. Grab your most high-tech device—your computer, iPhone, or Blackberry—and write the vision and make it plain.