It has been said over and over again that the graveyard is the richest place on earth. It is believed that buried in there is so much untapped and unused human potential.

 What can we do about this? Is it within the power of every one of us to use what gifts we have been given before we leave this earth? I would say it is; if we focused more on doing the will of the Father than on pursuing worldly fame, wealth and assets.  These things are not at all bad in themselves as they will definitely make our sojourn on earth easier and even more enjoyable. Yet the bible tells us this: “Therefore take no thought saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6: 31-33 KJV

Our focus should be on things above and our treasures should be in Heavenly realms. I can assure us that doing our Fathers will is one of the ways to lay up our treasures in Heavenly places. We are all stewards and the Master has given each one of us talents to use for His kingdom and for His Glory. Are we using them at all? In the parable of the talents, (Matthew 25: 14 – 30: NIV), (The NIV calls it the Parable of the bags of Gold) Jesus likened the kingdom of heaven to a man who went on a journey and entrusted his wealth to his three servants. He gave them five bags, two bags and one bag of gold respectively according to each servant’s ability. The first thing to note here is that we have all been given different abilities. (That will be an article for another day.) When the master came back and asked the servants to settle their accounts, the two who had been given five and two bags of gold had multiplied what their master had entrusted to them while the third man had done absolutely nothing with his one bag of gold except to bury it. He was referred to as wicked, lazy and worthless because he did not even use what he had been given not to mention developing or multiplying it. Needless to say, the master was not pleased with him at all.

Whether or not we know it, God has an assignment for every one of us. Remember we all have different abilities therefore we cannot all be running the same race. A sprinter in the 100meters dash will not excel in the marathons and vice versa. We must take God’s will seriously as a matter of urgency. There are repercussions for not doing the Master’s will.  “And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn’t prepared and doesn’t carry out those instructions, will be severely punished.” Luke 12:47 NLT

Some of us are meant to be mentoring and grooming teenage boys; but we are busy chasing the PJs ad Ys. What about the pre University teens that need guidance at this time before they leave home? Have we spoken to them? Some of these ones are languishing under our watch yet we are busy trying to get that oil and gas or real estate contract. God will help us all. It is not too late to prioritize and put the will of our Heavenly Father on the front burner. We are still here because God needs us here. Somebody reading this is the voice that will transform a young girl’s life. A group of young girls somewhere is waiting for a mother figure to show them how to be good supportive wives to their husbands and bring up Godly offspring. Somebody should be talking some women out of depression. We must not let these ones down. Let us take our eyes of all the material accolades and trophies for a while and see hearts that are yearning for those that God has sent to help them through part of this journey called life.

Dear friends, God is calling on us now. Let us rise up. If we know what we are called and equipped to do, let nothing hold us back. Everything is not about wealth and fame. God called and used someone who did not even acknowledge Him. “I am the LORD; there is no other God. I have equipped you for battle, though you don’t even know me. I will raise up Cyrus to fulfill my righteous purpose, and I will guide his actions. He will restore my city and free my captive people- without seeking a reward! I, the LORD of Heavens Armies have spoken! ” Isaiah 45: 5 &13 NLT