Updated: Mar 17, 2020
The Parable of the Talents teaches the results of faithfulness and slothfulness. When we choose slothfulness, we choose evil that leads to shame. When we choose faithfulness, we choose good that leads to joy.
The next time you are assigned a new project, get hired for a job, awarded a contract, or start a new business venture, think of the following:
Faithful work is a RELATIONSHIP that involves expectation based on capability and trust, not just a transaction where something is done and someone gets paid.
Faithful work is not just about staying busy doing something, but about MULTIPLYING what is entrusted to us.
Faithful work means multiplying what is entrusted to us within a period of time. TIME management is as essential as the relationship and the work.
Faithful work demands settling of accounts. A faithful worker is ACCOUNTABLE, therefore, he does not procrastinate, but makes progress on a daily basis.
Faithful work is entrusted by others based on our own capability. A faithful worker has FAITH that what was entrusted to him is absolutely doable.
Faithful work, just like honor, is granted, not taken. We are not responsible for the MEASURE of what is entrusted to us, but we are responsible for what we do with it in the same measure.
Faithful work is REWARDED with the joy of a satisfied employer and the joy of having worked faithfully. It is rewarded with honor, finances, and the opportunities taken away from the slothful.
Having learned all of the above, it has been proven that work is not just a transaction, but an opportunity to take advantage, or an opportunity to miss. A warehouse manager increases profits by managing inventory wisely. A sales person increases profits by winning more clients. An engineer increases profits by minimizing errors with performance improvement. Each job is an opportunity to make a rewarding difference in our life and the lives of others.
No matter the job we have, what we do with the present working relationship will determine the success of our next one.