“The wealthiest places in the world are not gold mines, oil fields, diamond mines or banks. The wealthiest place is the cemetery. There lies companies that were never started, masterpieces that were never painted… In the cemetery there is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential.” – Dr. Myles Munroe (RIP)
Hello! Are you shocked at the statement? Yes, it’s true. There you will find potentials that were not utilized; gifts, talents and ideas that could have been turned into record-breaking inventions, or billion-dollar businesses.
In the cemetery, you will find men and women who died with the wealth in them.
God is just a master business man! When God was bringing you to earth, He never intended for you to be a liability to anyone.
His purpose was not for you to spend 15 years of your life in primary, secondary and tertiary education, graduate with a good grade and then return to your parent’s house to eat ‘mummy thank you’ food, waiting endlessly for one of the hundreds of companies you submitted your CVs to call you for an interview.
If you have really understood the story of the talents in Matthew 25:15-30, you should know that God has given every man on earth sufficient tools that if well harnessed and deployed into worthy causes can bring you wealth and happiness. Before the master left, He gave them wealth (talents).
Before you were formed in the womb, God knew you, before you were born, He set you apart with a distinctive gift and talent. So you must know one thing – GOD GAVE YOU ALL YOU NEED TO CREATE THE FUTURE HE HAS DESIGNED FOR YOU. YOU ARE NOT JUST USING IT. BLAME YOURSELF, NOT GOD.
Most of us say funny prayers, “God please find me a good job in a big company”; “God why is my situation different?” but I ask you, how much have you discovered and deployed the gifts in you.
You see, I don’t believe God will give big jobs to unprepared hands. That is a big business risk. Small jobs are for small people, big job are for big guys.
He gives it to people who have already displayed the character and ability to handle such jobs and make maximum impacts that bring Him glory.
David was successful in leading sheep, and God placed him in charge of a nation. Saul was already utilizing his gifts of persuasion, oratory, diligence and leadership, though to torment Christians, but God arrested him and turned all that ability to achieve his own bigger purpose.
If you observe the story of the talents, the master did not give them any instructions as to what to do with the talents. He just gave it to them and said farewell.
Then the first two servants used their own initiatives and instincts to discover the potentials in the talents and the right places to invest it for 100 percent profits.
They didn’t complain about the unfair distribution of the gift, or that the government is corrupt, or that they didn’t have any business knowledge or that they didn’t have enough capital, they just went to work. They used their instinct and initiatives.
Mark Zukerberg is the world’s youngest billionaire today because he utilized his gift of programming and turned it into Facebook.
Dr. Martin Luther King is remembered all over the world because he deployed his passion for his people and justice, his gift of oratory and his charisma into fighting against racial discrimination in America.
He did not die with his potentials. As Les Brown would says it
“He lived full and died empty”.
I ask you, what are you doing with the wealth of ideas in your brain now? Some people are unemployed today because their destinies are tied to you and you are yet to turn your idea into a big business.
How much money are you earning from that ability to sing, dance, draw, talk, write, run, teach, design; how many have you influenced positively with it? Your deepest fear should not be death; your deepest fear should be not living a fulfilled life.
You will be surprised at what you can do if only you commit yourself to utilize your gift. God has put so much wealth in you and will expect a return on his investment when he returns, please I beg you, DON’T GO TO THE GRAVE WITH IT!