Crown of glory – Part 2
When you think like that, your case becomes like the man who was given one talent. The man had no idea of what to do with it because he probably felt it was too small. So, he went and hid it, awaiting his master’s return, so that he would give it back to him. At the end of the day, he incurred his master’s wrath, did not attain like the others and was cast into eternal damnation.
God gave you whatever He has given you because He has seen what could come out of it, if you put it to work. There is no mistake with God. He formed you, so He knows your ability and what you can do.
Instead of complaining that you have too much or too less, ask Him what He wants you to do with what He has given you and work towards fulfilling it, so that at the end of the day, you will be counted as one who did not just run, but ran well.
They all ran according to their different abilities and talents, and they all received their rewards at the end of the day. The first man gained mastery and added five to what he was originally given and likewise the second man. And this was their master’s response.
His lord said unto him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:23.
This should the Father’s response to us too. That at the end of the day, we will hear well done. That at the end of the day, we would all enter into the joy of the Lord. That at the end of the day, we would all receive our Crowns of Glory. That at the end of the day, we would not run in vain. That at the end of the day, we will all run and obtain.
There is always one thing to do to finish well. Can you pay the price? Can you press on? There is no crown without tears. Many have gone through and they came out, choose to go through and finish well. Again, can you imagine the joy in Paul’s heart when he declared?
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 2 Timothy 4:7 He knew he had finished. What a joy and the assurance of the reward of his waiting patiently.
Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:8.
You are not excluded. The crown of righteousness, which God shall give unto Him is not only for Him, but for all who have and shall finish their course. You will not miss it. You will finish well.
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