Thursday, June 27, 2013

To Whom Much is Given Much is Required

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To whom much is given much is required.  Luke 12:48.  This is something that has been ringing in my head for the past year or two.  It was not until recently that I began to understand the fullness of this.  I always use to wonder why it would seem like God was coming down hard on me.  I would wondered why it would seem that everyone around me would be able to get away with some of the most smallest thing and when I tried it, I would be the one to get caught. 

It was not until finally I came up to this conclusion.  To whom much is given much is required.  There are plenty of people would have big dreams and want a lot out of life, but the thing is they are not willing to put it the work that they need to put in, in order to get that dream.  If God gives you small tasks and you quit and tell yourself you cannot handle it because it is too hard.  Then why on Earth would He give you a larger task.  You cannot even handle the small one.

You can relate this to almost anything that you do, whether it is a job, relationship, or whatever.  How can God trust you with a promotion if you do not even do your current job well?  How can God trust you with a marriage, if you cannot even sustain a normal relationship?  These are things that we all need to think about when we asked God to give us more.  For God to give you more you must pass the pre-test first.  The pre-test is not going to be easy; it is going to be hard. 

For example if you want to be an actress.  If then you were assigned a small part in a local play and you give up because of the long hours, because you feel like you should be the lead, or because you feel people do not give you the respect that you deserve.  Then you fail the test.  Do you think that you will be in Hollywood and not work long hours, not have people talk bad about you or be jealous of you, do you think that when you get on top that you will be magically able to handle it, even if you are not able to handle things at the smallest level?  Why would God entrust you with such a large blessing, when you give up at the first thing that does not go your way.

You have to understand that you have to work your way from the bottom to the top.  You cannot expect to come out on top without putting in all the work first.  If you asked most successful people, they will say that they had to face much rejection or hear a lot of no’s before they heard a yes, and this is what made them stronger.  It is because that when you are on the top you are going to need a thick skin to stay there.  The only way in which you are going to get a thick skin is by going through the bad stuff first, taking whatever life throws at you, and then still coming out on top.

I often say the best revenge for those who tell you no and want to see you fail, is to make liars out of them and succeed anyway.  Not just succeed, but to go above and beyond on what they thought you could ever be.  There is no need to get mad, angry, curse those who hate you, and sit on your butt all day blaming others for what they did you.

Get up! Realize that this is only a test.  The bad stuff is only a test and God is waiting for you to past so that He can give you another test, and then another, and then another, and then another…before you know you would have past so many test when you look up you will be exactly where you want to be.  That is because to be given much you must do much.  You must work hard; you must take the rugged hard path over the smooth one.  You must build up yourself and your character so that God can trust you with all the blessings that He wants to give you.  God not just going to give you anything, just because you are you.  God wants to bless you, but He is only going to give higher and higher blessings to those that He deems deserving. 

So I end of this note.  To whom much is given, much is required.  What do you want?  Is it a better job, is it more money, is it a relationship, marriage, what is it?  Know that what your ultimate goal is, you are going to have to put in work to get there.  It is best to realize that now so you can go forth and pass the test that God has put before you, instead of failing the test and expected your situation to change.