Digging Up My Coin

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The Lord has been on me about launching this website for a while. I struggle with being a perfectionist and in having the faith to leap when I don’t know all the answers. God’s been showing me that if He tells me to do something I better get started and let Him work out the details. The parable that sticks in my mind most is the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30). I keep waiting for the right time but the time is now. I say to God “well I will get on that when it’s a better time.” But God’s plan is best. Sure I don’t know a thing about websites, sure I feel insanely busy all the time already, and maybe the site isn’t going to look that good at first… But God said get started and I don’t want to be the guy who buries God’s investment in the ground with nothing to show for it. Because If I become that guy and don’t repent; God’s not going to keep investing where there is no profit. God is never wastes his time or energy. So here it goes! I hope this site is a blessing to all of you.

In Christ,
Jared

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV
http://bible.com/59/mat.25.14-30.ESV

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