“It’s like a man going off on an extended trip. He called his servants together and delegated responsibilities. To one he gave five thousand dollars, to another two thousand, to a third one thousand, depending on their abilities. Then he left. Right off, the first servant went to work and doubled his master’s investment. The second did the same. But the man with the single thousand dug a hole and carefully buried his master’s money. ” Matthew 25:14-18
You need to make amends with a friend. Do you pick up the phone or wait until they call? You need to follow God’s dream He has put in your heart. Do you step out in faith or wait until you have all the answers? You need to find a new job to provide for your family. Do you go out and apply for jobs or wait until the perfect opportunity knocks on your door? Action always requires initiative.
In the story of the master and his servants, three servants were given a gift. The gift from the master was different for each individual. Once the first and second servants received their money, they went to work to increase their master’s investment. They took immediate action, without delay. Again, action always requires initiative. The first and second servants probably doubled their money in a different way. Maybe one servant went to market and sold clothing while the other servant harvested a crop that he sold. The third servant had the same opportunity to increase his master’s investment, yet he did nothing with it. In the same way, God gives us moments, opportunities, and seasons for us to take initiative. He doesn’t provide a manual on how to accomplish the end goal. Yet, He does provide us with the wisdom, skills, and resources to make the first move. Instead of sitting and waiting, why not make the first move?