“For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away” – Matthew 25:29
Have you invested in yourself lately? What about investing in others? God wants you to be rich. And He gave you the abilities to be rich. Yet, the opportunities that will come your way will depend on the abilities that you have. If you invest in your abilities, you will create more opportunities for yourself. If you have the talent for writing, painting, organizing, socializing, speaking or hosting events and you invest in these talents, you’ll have greater opportunities for creating wealth. You will create a diverse set of income streams for yourself. However, if the only talent that you got is cooking and on top of that limited ability, you don’t invest in that talent because of fear of failure or simple laziness, don’t expect for opportunities to come your way.
God gives everyone the opportunity according to their abilities. He will test you with a small set of opportunities. If He finds you to be responsive and responsible, He will allow greater opportunities and responsibilities to come your way. Interestingly, He also wants you to invest in others. He wants you to help others develop themselves by using your own skills and abilities. If He finds that you make use of your skills and abilities to develop yourself and others, He will multiply such opportunities and blessings: “Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones. If, then, you have not been faithful in handling worldly wealth, how can you be trusted with true wealth?” (Luke 16:10-11)
So when you start to wonder why some have so much and some have so little, you have to realize that it may be because of the factor of fear or laziness. What do you harbor in yourself? Do you have what it takes to grow rich?