Last month while spending time with my niece, I chance upon two consecutive weeks wherein the Holy Mass Homily centered on the parable of talents. The Priest’s sermon focused more on our accountability during the graduation day – the review of the life we had here on earth once we came face to face with GOD in heaven.
It bothers me because I have to admit that for decades I have been stagnant. GOD presented a lot of opportunities for me to use my talents and along with it the challenges and hidden provisions he longed to provide. But then, I choose to either ignore it, procrastinate, let fear overcome me and still proceed with the more familiar comfort zone wherein there is no growth.
Now as this year is about to end and the new year 2021 approaches, I can’t help but envy most of my acquaintances who are living their lives to the fullest – they chose to faced the struggles that came along with the blessings GOD gave them.
I can’t help but wonder if there is still enough time to fulfill GOD’s purposes for my life which I’m pretty sure will be for my own good and both our pleasures. As it has been my habit to read devotionals and the Bible whenever I have this ‘doubting’ episodes, I luckily stumble on these verse which I think meant to encourage me:
“Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.” – Romans 12:11 ESV
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense. – Proverbs 12:11 ESV