There are two parables about talents in the Bible.
In one story, everyone is given one talent each. In the other story, everyone is given varying amounts: ten, five, one.
The basic idea is that we have all been given the same amount of faith and love and truth. We are supposed to use that same amount and cause it to grow.
But there are other gifts that are uniquely ours, gifts that we must also use and grow.
Whatever the gift, whether unique to us or shared by others, our purpose is to grow it and to not bury it in the ground. If God has given us a talent, then he obviously trusted us with it. Use your talent. Trust yourself. Make it grow. If God has called you to use a particular talent, He obviously believes in you. Praise ye the Lord.
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- Praise for Completion
- Praise for Guidance
- Praise God for self-acceptance
- Praise for inventions
- Praise for talents that come easy
- Praise God for self-discovery
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- Praise God for heaven
- Praise God for the gifts of the Holy Spirit
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- Praise God for knowing all
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- Praise God for Communion
- Praise God for guidance
- Praise God for night-time dreams
- Praise God for giving us the Church
- Praise for life lessons
- Praise God for our non-Christian friends
- Praise God for memories
- Thank God for sex, eros, and celibacy
- Praise for talents
- Praise for opposition
- Praise for the gift of bad emotions
- Praise for the Bible
- Praise for Growth
- God teaches the young
- On this day I complete my 48th year
- Praise hopefully
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