Both the Bible and the holy Quran emphasizes this. The Bible actually throws more light to that in the parable of talents in simple terms. But since us humans are stubborn and addicted to proofs or experiences; let’s go logical and prove that using your God given talents, skills, and abilities really works. If you’re ready for the ride c’mon in, let’s read together.
God gave us brains and that solid matter we all have in our skulls can do tremendous works. I happened to be familiar with web programming and I have a few close friends who are into computer software design and we share a lot. I often feel amazed at how our brain outperforms computer programs. For example, our brain’s ability to recognize speech is mind-boggling. Most of us can easily understand speech, even if it includes incomplete sentences, laughter, coughs, stutters, accents, echoes, background noise, or telephone distortion. You might think this is unremarkable, but the computer Greeks know otherwise. Even the best speech recognition software is a far cry from the human brain.
There’s a saying that, “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings and great men”. You have skill and talent and it will cause you to be noticed, all you need to do is make use of it. We all had classmates back in high school that used their talents well and up to this day most of us still remember them with both names. Remember the girl or boy who actively participated in MDD competitions, or the girl that always led the praise and worship team during the compulsory Sunday service we the then pagans hated so much. How about the boys who played the guitar and the piano so well that we even danced along. You still remember their names right? Use your God given talents and the world will bow down to you.
If you’ve ever thought of leaving a legacy or an ever lasting impact in this world, then starting using your talents this minute. And there’s no specific industry for that. It’s just where you are. Most of us didn’t like school so much when we were kids, like in lower primary/elementary school. We didn’t understand why people go to school after all. But we each had some specific teachers we liked that made us loved school. These were the kind of teachers who taught passionately and made everything looked so easy. I still remember most of my favorite primary school teachers. Madame Phoebe, how I wish you were reading this.
And it’s the only way you can sell yourself hustle free. Most of us admire world athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Tiger woods, Louis Hamilton, or King James, and these guys made it to where they are by using their talents. All of them were identified at younger ages because they had used the talents they had and trained/developed to become world first class athletes. The parable of talents summaries it all by saying “more will be added to those who have and are faithful to use it”
We now live in a very competitive world, thanks to our love for sexual intercourse. The ever highly increasing population brought this. But it is also a big opportunity, again, only for those who are ready to use their talents. You see, things are now general done through referrals. Be it business, jobs, projects, or any other opportunity. Personally if I don’t trust your ability, I can’t recommend you for anything. And that’s how it’s being done everywhere. Very soon the African culture of technical knows who will be over, and again we shall have technical know-how dictating allocation of resources. Talents will market you free of charge.
And from marketing you, using your talents, skills, and abilities will open for your doors you never thought of. Everyone knows Bobi Wine; the Ugandan singer turned Member of Parliament because he used his talents. The man came from a very poor background but deployed his talents very well and has been climbing ladders and still is, majorly because he used what he had. He has been able to make several more educated people than him to wear red caps every day because he has executed his leadership talents. Respect Sir.
We all love freedom, right? Now the only way you can guarantee your freedom is by using your talents. You see even every organization or boss respect their most talented people. The rest are just like garbage that can be emptied anytime. Yet we all have talents within us. The only difference is that some use theirs and they are noticed by everyone while those who prefer to be poor sit on their talents. And the Lord said in the parable of talents that; “even the little you have will be taken away from you unfaithful servants”. Not my words, but Jesus’.
And freedom gives you options in every aspect of your life. I love the song options by Stephen Marley x Pitbull. It clearly elaborates how freedom tastes like. You get the chance to choose when trying to get anything, including a lady. You literally have options everywhere. As the world complains about unemployment, there are people in this same world who are turning down jobs. And these are the talented persons at work.
You know those chaps who never lose their cool. Whether summer or winter, they are at peace. We respect them. And sometimes we think they are not humans. The secret to their way of life is deployment of talents. These guys know no matter what happens, whether good or bad they are covered. They will simply put their talents to use and all is sorted. They are the chaps you call abruptly in the middle of the night to go pitch a business idea and they will nail it. Let disaster strike at any time in their life and they will handle it smoothly. Hats off! You guys are the type that uses their talents, and I surely tell you; more will be added to you.
Thank you for reading, catch you next week. You’re free to share your thoughts in the comments.