Who’s In Your Ear?

You knew, did you, that I was a harsh man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow? Luke 19:11-27 I’ve always found the parable of the ten pounds a bit odd. The nobleman that no one likes is actually quite generous with his money and his trust in ten of his slaves, with the expectation that they will do right by the gift. One of them however is simply afraid and chooses to do nothing. He ultimately ends up paying a heavy price for what he believes to know about the nobleman based on what the other citizens of the country have said against the nobleman. So many times I have hindered myself with fear because of what I thought I knew based on what someone else believed. Many people speak against God when in fact he has been quite generous with the gift of his son Jesus Christ, redemption, salvation, forgiveness, everlasting love and the Gospel. These are the things we ultimately have to remember when other people are in our ear telling us what is contrary to the truth. Regardless of what other people may say, God has given each of us a gift that we can use for his glory. Even in fear he encourages us to be faithful; to love not hate, wish well and not begrudge, build up and not tear down.

7 thoughts on “Who’s In Your Ear?

  1. Reblogged this on In Love With The Lord Poetry and Prose and commented:
    Wow! I am so dumbfounded by this. I almost read it last night but the hockey game on tv won out. I think it was His purpose for me to read it today. It TOTALLY speaks to a present and HUGE inner battle I’m fighting, and not entirely inner. Wow, His timing IS perfect. Thank you so much for listening and writing this. It was meant for me! I just . . . Wow. Reblogging because I’m not the only one . . . read it people – twice! A simple HUGE message to be taken seriously.

    • You are always welcome my friend. I too struggle with voices from past experiences. I thank God that they are in the past. They are not today and that God has something else planned for tomorrow. Peace and Blessings. So happy I was able to share this with you. It’s all been because of God’s grace in my life. Peace and Blessings

  2. I found your blog via the reblogging by Martha of In Love With the Lord Poetry and Prose.

    Fear and lies can keep us from many blessings that we might have if we just had the faith to push onward, doing what we know to do rather than what others convince us is the way to do.

    I agree that we all have gifts that He has given us. I know the spirit gift that I was given, but I do not know what my actual talent gift is nor do I know how to find it. I can’t seem to do anything beyond the mediocre level. I don’t want to be guilty of doing nothing like the slave in the parable.

    I appreciated your post here today and Martha for reblogging it so that I could find it!

    • Thank you for your comment and very happy to get to read your blog as well. Let me share with you that I found that our talent gifts begin with those things we are passionate about and generally have no level of expertise. Find your passion. Find your talent. Share it with others. Look forward to following your blog. Peace and Blessings

      • Thank you. I haven’t really put much time into the blog here at WordPress. Mostly, I am writing on my blogger blog, PS Annie! My passion is genealogy. I am good at finding things for other people. My nickname used to be “Ms. Directory Assistance of the Internet” :). I can see where these two can work together, but I don’t see where they might fit into whatever He intends for me to be doing. I do share my love of genealogy with others any chance that I get via my blog where I share the discoveries as I make them.

        Thank you for your encouragement. Have a blessed Sunday.

  3. Thank you so much for these concise words that have “clarified” my hearing…to listen to HIS Voice above all…it is very timely that I have received them right now…
    Leta Rae Pereira

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