Almost half of the world’s wealth is owned by
just one percent of the world’s population-Forbes
why is this so, because its only a few that know how to trade with their talents.
this brings to mind a thought my father jokingly shared with me one day when we were discussing the economic challenges in Nigeria. He said to me “if I was the president of Nigeria, I will open the treasury and give ten million to every Nigerian” and my response was instantaneous, I replied “you would have created a greater gulf between the poor and the rich”.The outcome is predictable, those who have learnt to trade with their talents would reap the rest of their cash bonus.
In the kingdom we are also expected to trade.
Jesus shared the same thought. The great Rabbi spoke in a parable that the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods(talents) and expected them to trade with the talents.
The word talent is very popular and yet not understood. talents are not skills, handwork,profession or something you are good at doing. Yet talent(goods) given by the master can make the difference. Pro 18:16 A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
Talent is the seed of God planted in every man by which he can profit and bring increase to himself and also to his master. Even those that are not believers still recognises when they get favour from a supreme force other than their strength and they trade by it.
Since talent is not a source of income, skill, occupation. what then is it.
Talent is the seed of God that reveals the potency of God that give you the assurance that you can profit in other areas where it seem there is a vacuum(in areas where it seem God is absent).
Everyone that have seen the manifestations of God (miraculous interventions) in one area of life and yet to see it in another area has got talents by which he can trade to increase till he sees God in the areas of lack. You might have been crying to God for financial breakthrough, that previous miracle you saw in your life or the life of another can be the talent you will hold on to;to create(trade) a new circumstance.
I have seen many believers give to the thought that its God’s will for them to remain in a particular circumstance but God thinks its their responsibility to trade and hence have more. Like the story in the bible, many have buried their talent.
HOW DO I TRADE
No one trade with empty hands and the good news is that the FATHER has give all that are His something to trade with; His goodness in your life, His faithfulness to His word, the miracle of salvation, the testimonies. These are talents. To trade just hold on, on what God has done in one area, then invoke His Word written concerning the other areas that you are expecting miracles to happen.
To invoke the word search out (call up) God’s Word(thought) in the area which you need His intervention, for there are over 8000 promises in the Bible ( written word of God). Even satan understands “it is written” so also does your circumstance.
Then meditate on the Word(written word) day and night. Meditation takes the Word from head level to the recreated human Spirit. The word of God in the human spirit is potent so when you start confessing from your spirit level that is what the Bible mean by ” out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water”. confess from a deep seated conviction that God’s Word say so on one hand and on the other you keep your talent(what God has done before) in view, then keep in mind a clear picture of what you want to create or buy with your talent. You might have seen God’s miracle during childbirth or in your marriage but you still wondering why its not showing up in your finances. you have work hard, attended seminars, changed jobs and maybe fasted and prayed and have a portion blames to every one including you and God. There is one thing you need to know ecc 9: 11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
chance here is Solomon’s little way of explaining “grace”. As much as Solomon did not undermine hard work (ecc 9:10), He state that there is something that must accompany work and that is the divine influence(grace) on you work.