WE ARE THE SALT OF THE WORLD!
Salt is a substance that gives sea water it’s characteristic taste and used for seasoning or preserving food. Jesus compared human beings to salt because each one of us have been given unique talents that one way or the other helps keeps the environment we find ourselves in functioning. The challenge then is; it is up to us to us to dig deep in ourselves and discover our talents so we can work towards achieving them.
Trying to accomplish all our God’s given dreams doesn’t always come easy. Most of the time, it comes with some form of opposition. The devil tries to use so many ways to discourage us from achieving our dreams. Things like fear of being criticized by people, using people to directly speak words of discouragement to us, etc. The devil always loves us to give up on the dreams God put in our hearts, that way he feels fulfilled. After all, his main is to kill, and destroy.
To fulfill all our dreams, sometimes we just need to fight the good fight and push through all the opposition. I know the easiest way most of the time is for us to give up and settle where we are because sometimes, the mountain may seem too high to climb. However, no matter how high it may seem, it can never be higher or mightier than our God.
If we cast our minds back to the scriptures, in Matthew 25: 14-30, it talks about the master who was travelling and left his three servants with some talents. He gave one of them 5 bags, the other 2 bags and the last one, 1 bag. The first two servants worked really hard with the talents they were given and gained double each of the numbers they had. However, the servant who had one talent, hid his because of fear and negative thoughts.
When the master returned, he was very happy with the first two and promised to put them in charge of big things. On the other hand, the one who refused to push through because of doubt and fear, he took the one talent away from him and added it to the one who had ten bags. Jesus was trying to stress on the importance of pushing through every obstacle to accomplish all our dreams. Referring back to Matthew 5:13, if our talents are being taken from us because we didn’t work on them, then of what use will we be to the people around us? However, the great news is we serve a good God and no matter how far away we may have walked from our dreams, his arms are always open to welcome us back and guide us through to achieve them all.
It is my prayer that no matter, what the obstacle may be in our lives, God will bless us with all the courage and resources we need to accomplish all our God given dreams. AMEN!