God has blessed me with a talent for sewing that has been cultivated in me by no initiative of my own. I never prayed for the ability but was given talent nonetheless.
Since the purchase of my first sewing machine I have done things that I thought could only be done by professional seamstress. Not only does my mind swirl with images of clothing patterns but also of ways to make things that are useful around my home. Creating things such as valances, napkins and tablecloth allow me to beautify my home, and assist my husband in preventing financial waste.
In the “Parable of the Talent” (Matthew 25:14-30), the Master has gone on a long journey, and has entrusted his property to his servants. He has given them some talents. The Master has the expectation that when he returns, they will have increased what He has given.
The good Master has also given me some talents as well. One of which is the ability to sew. I, therefore, am obligated to use that talent to bring glory to God.
I have used my talent to save my husband money on alterations. To have a pair of pants hemmed, can run anywhere between $7 in my community. Waist alterations average about $15. I have made a pair of valances for my den windows from recycled fabric. At the store it would have cost me roughly $20 for both.
The benefits of nurturing my talent are not only financially, but are beneficial for the well being of my family. My children and I have worked together on sewing projects which gives them a sense of accomplishment. They also read to me while I sew or talk with me about things that are on their minds. I think that it’s a good image to set into the minds of my children. Allowing them to see their mother’s efforts and talents benefiting the family in so many ways reinforces the importance of the wife within the family structure.
We need to use whatever “talent” God has given us. It might be money or ability. If we use it wisely, He will increase it so that our lives will glorify Him.
I am no where near perfect but I hope that when the Lord returns that I will hear the words, “Well done, (My) good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:21
Are you hiding a talent? If so dig it up and use it. Allow the Lord to increase it. The Good Master has not yet returned and there is still time to use what you have been given.
For His Glory