Multiply Your Talents

Multiply Your Talents

Morning Motivation with Andriea DeniseLots of people have been talking about how life used to be so carefree and enjoyable, compared to now. Now, some people have started to say and believe that life has become a chore that we must complete. I’ve heard that life isn’t fair, and that we just have to do the best with what we were given.

While I empathize with these people, I can’t help but disagree to a certain extent. If life has gone from carefree to completely stressful, my friend, it is because that is what you have allowed and accepted into your reality. Sometimes, we go through tough situations, and they cause us to lose sight of the truth, which is we were built tough enough to endure circumstances.  Some people say that they are doing the best that they can, but that may not be entirely true. When you do something with all of your might, things start to move out of your way to allow you to achieve your desired results. I know I wouldn’t stand in the way of a person moving full speed ahead. Would you?

I get it, you might have gotten distracted, but you can always find your way back to your center. Your center is your happiness, your balance. Don’t lean too much to one side and forget about the other part of life.

Now, life isn’t fair to those who compare their story to someone else’s. Then, they will never see balance in their life, because they aren’t looking at their own. Instead, they are looking around and mistakenly assuming that they should have what someone else has, or that they should be doing what someone else is doing.

God may have something greater than what you are looking at and desiring. You have to work on your own purpose, so that you can see what can come of it. In Matthew 25, the bible talks about how the kingdom of heaven is as a man who has to travel afar leaves his “goods” with his servants. He leaves 5 talents with one man, 2 talents with another, and the with the last, 1 talent.

talent is currency, and the Lord gave every man a certain amount according to his ability. The men who were given the five and two talents went out and doubled them. The man who was given one went out and buried his in the ground.

There is so much that we could discover in this chapter of Matthew, but there is only one point I want to make in this article. If you are spending your time looking around at what other people have, or at how hard you think life is, you are burying the talents that you were given.

You have the power to change your thinking, right now. You can begin to be faithful over what you have now. The bible says that if you are faithful over a little, God will make you a ruler over much. (Matthew 25:21)

Take Action: Literally take action and use every talent, skill, and ability you have to serve your purpose on this earth. Make it so that you will be able to say you did EVERYTHING that you could with EVERYTHING that you had.


Complaining About Life Gets You Nowhere. Do Something!

Complaining About Life Gets You Nowhere. Do Something!

Morning Motivation with Andriea DeniseYou only get one life to live. You can spend your life complaining about the things you didn’t do. You can spend it blaming other people for holding you back. You can spend it in a state of depression, because you’re obsessing over your regrets. OR you can start where you are and make the best of the rest of your life.

I wanted to be the smartest in class, the prettiest girl in the room, the best dressed, etc. Whenever I noticed that someone else was further along than myself, I would clinch my fists and wonder why my life wasn’t different. I spent years downplaying other people’s accomplishments, because I wasn’t happy with my own.

Then, I realized I needed to make something great happen, rather than to expect something great to happen to me. That’s when I started working diligently toward my goals.

It is never too late to make a change. Only you can live your life. No one else can live it for you. Don’t allow any more time to pass without you living on purpose. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, as long as you’re in motion.

Jump into action!