Using God-Given Talents and Gifts

Discover how investing wisely in your God given talents and gifts, in alignment with the parable of the talents, can help meet God's expectations. Join us to explore the power of using your talents for God's kingdom and start making a positive impact today!

using god given talents and gifts
Battle Drill Devotional
Battle Drill Devotional
Using God-Given Talents and Gifts


Discover how using God given talents and gifts can help meet God’s expectations, and use your talents for his kingdom. Start making a positive impact today!

Introduction: The Parable of the Talents

I wish I could be a people person like them! I wish I could cook like they do! I wish I could play an instrument or sing like them! When it comes to the talents, gifts and abilities we have, how often do we wish we had someone else’s?

In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells the parable of the talents. In this story, a master entrusts his servants with different amounts of money, according to their abilities. To one servant, he gives five talents, to another two talents, and to the third servant, he gives one talent. The master then goes away on a journey.

Investing Wisely

Upon his return, the master calls his servants to give an account of what they did with the talents entrusted to them. The servant who received five talents had invested them and gained five more talents. The servant who received two talents had also invested them and gained two more talents. Both of them were commended by their master for their faithfulness and wise stewardship.

However, the servant who had received one talent buried it in the ground out of fear. He did not take any risks or make any effort to increase what he had been given. When the master discovered this, he was disappointed and rebuked the servant for his lack of initiative and faith.

God’s Expectations

This parable teaches us an important lesson about using the gifts and resources that God has given us. Just like the master in the story, God has entrusted each of us with different talents, abilities, and resources. He knows our capabilities and has given us exactly what we need to fulfil his purposes in our lives.

God does not expect us to have more than we can handle, nor does he compare us to others. Instead, he wants us to use what we have been given to the best of our abilities. It is not the amount that matters, but how well we utilise what we have.

Investing in God’s Kingdom: Using God Given Talents and Gifts

Just as the servants were expected to invest the talents they received, God expects us to invest our time, gifts, and resources for his kingdom. He wants us to use our talents and abilities to make a difference in the world, to bless others, and to bring glory to his name.

When we use our talents and gifts for God’s purposes, we are not only fulfilling our calling but also experiencing the joy and fulfilment that comes from serving him. Our lives become meaningful and purposeful as we invest in what truly matters – building God’s kingdom and making an eternal impact.


As we reflect on the parable of the talents, we are prompted to ask ourselves: How am I using the talents and gifts that God has given me? Am I investing them wisely and faithfully, or am I burying them out of fear or complacency?

Let us remember that God has equipped us with unique abilities and resources for a reason. He wants us to use them to bring him glory and to bless others. May we be good stewards of what we have been given, investing our time, talents, and resources to make a difference in the world and to prepare for the day when our Master returns.

Reflection Question

How can I better invest my God-given talents and gifts to make a positive impact in the lives of others?

Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast This Week

This week on the Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast, we explore the nature of stewardship and of being wholeheartedly mobilised for God’s mission in the world. Each weekday we share hope and encouragement as we read and study the Bible together.

There’s a new episode of Battle Drill Devotional every Monday through Friday.

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