What happened to the guy who did not use his talents?
Actually, it is quite clear what Father thinks of those whom he gives many talents to and they are not used for his Kingdom. They are cast into outer darkness. What about those who take what Father has given them and use those gifts for their own gain, and not his kingdom? What about the singer who has a beautiful voice, but uses said talent in a way that is sexually provocative and draws people away from Father instead of closer? What about the preacher who is so taken by his own fame that he is willing to walk away from a dynamic ministry to build a bigger one? What about the person who does it right, uses all his/her gifting in a way that draws people into the kingdom and brings Fathers spirit to them. Let me say this, Christ was clear, in Matthew 18:6 it would be better to have a millstone tied around your neck and thrown into the sea than cause one of Fathers little ones to stumble. It’s pretty clear the dangers of leading Fathers chosen away by the use of his Gifts; it will not be a pleasant experience. Likewise if we don’t use the gifting he has given us for his kingdom. That servant was called wicked and slothful and cast into the outer darkness. However, the guy who used his talents for the kingdom was given huge rewards. In Hebrews 11:6 we read he rewards those who diligently seek him. Imagine the reward for those who diligently seek him, and because of the use of their gifts also have others begin to seek him. The question each and every one of us must answer it this. What are my gifts, and how am I using them? Today as your day begins ask Father to lead you into how he wants those gifts used. Then use them in the way he instructs you. You will be amazed by the results.
Go in peace