by guest writer Caleb Dyck
This post was first shared on his own site, Truth Set Free
We have all been given a certain
allotment of resources by our Master, and we will all be called to
account for how we used what was entrusted to us. Everyone has received
something different and unique. While we can break down these resources
into categories, subcategories, and down to the most intimate detail,
the three big areas that I would like to look at our time, finances, and
talents. I want to focus on these three because I feel that as a (North American) church these are what we squander and waste away more
Some people may be blessed financially and use their
wealth to further the advance of the Gospel but waste their time in
Some may be poor and work 60 hours a week to provide
for their families, but they may have other talents that they have been
given that they can use to bless those around them.
something to give, and as a North American church, we have been given
incredible resources and have the opportunity to put those resources to
use. Are we going to hide them away, squander them, or are we going to
invest them in what is truly important?
We need to look at our own lives
and be critical of how we spend our time, money, and gifts. If you were
performing an audit on your own life and habits, how would you score? I
know that for most of my own life I would have returned dismal results.
In the next couple of posts I’ll be taking a look at each of the
different areas in greater detail and discussing ways that we personally
and as a church can make better use of what we have been given for the
glory of God and the advancement of His kingdom.