Growth/Maturity, Motivation, Obedience, Procrastination

Since MUCH is Demanded…

Since MUCH is Demanded, I MUST Admit…

“… From everyone that has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” (Luke 12:48 NIV)

My entire life I have heard that scripture.  For the longest I equated it to be a mere cliché, considering the random people that were so quick to recite the popular verse.  As I grew older, I realized that the phrase was actually words spoken by Jesus Christ himself.  Although, it wasn’t until recently that I discovered the true meaning for myself.

From the day I joined the EmpowerMoments team I have only aspired to be a writer for the blog and nothing more.  Apparently, my Daddy had other plans because last week my sister appointed me to a temporary position in her absence.  As she ran down the list of what seemed like a million detail-oriented tasks, a sudden anxiety took over.  I listened to her closely, taking notes along the way but deep down I was dreading the day that I would have to carry out all of these demands. 

The next day I pulled out my notebook and began reading the list of tedious tasks and I went into panic mode all over again.  Even though we had spent roughly 30 minutes prepping for this moment, I still felt as if I was not prepared at all.  However, there was no time for self-pity but just enough time to get it DONE!  By the time I checked off the final duty I was so relieved that I didn’t know what to do with myself.  But suddenly my praise party was brought to a screeching halt when I had an epiphany as to why this was so challenging…I DON’T LIKE RESPONSIBILITY!!!  I don’t have kids because of the responsibility… I don’t keep up with routine maintenance on my car because of the responsibility… I cheat God of His glory because of my blatant disregard for responsibility!!! 

Having to step up to the plate against my will only proved to me one more character trait that I possess that is contrary to His will.  My Daddy wanted me to step up to the plate without hesitation and I did just the opposite. Who am I to request that these bountiful blessings come pouring out from above if I don’t want to be RESPONSIBLE when they fall in my lap?  God has already given me so much that I didn’t deserve but I wonder why I have yet to receive the rest… There is no way that He could give me more when I am not ready to do more work for His kingdom. 

Dear Daddy,

I thank You for revealing my true colors.  I can mask them all day but You force me to admit my shortcomings. Help me to know and understand that in order to expect an increase in my territory, I must be willing to enlarge Yours first. From now on I will recognize that it is not about me and my wants but what needs to be done for You to receive the praise and honor that You deserve.  In Jesus Name, Amen!

Ladies, I encourage you to EMPOWER yourself to admit it! Admit those things that are hindering your relationship with Jesus because the first step to recovery is admitting there is a problem…I did it, can you? Be Blessed Ladies!!

Ms. Latasha Sampson is an accomplished writer who is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Human Resources Management.  Her favorite scripture is “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn” Isaiah 54:17

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14 thoughts on “Since MUCH is Demanded…”

  1. Ladies, it seems as if every post comes straight from looking through my window. For the last couple of weeks, I have felt in a rut. I’m not where I thought I would be but I also know I’m not doing all I can do. I want so many things but at times I’m scared of the RESPONSIBILITY that may come with it.

    1. Who are you telling Danielle? It seems as if I have been the President of that infamous club but I have decided to make an effort to change. God has great things in store for us but we have to be willing to take on all that goes along with it. Taking responsibility is not as easy as passing it along to the next person but it can be accomplished as long as we remember that it is NOT about us… It’s about God! B Blessed!

    1. LoL!! Sometime perspective is what we need to get on the right track… I’m certain that you have crossed off all those things from your to-do list by now! 🙂

  2. Latasha,
    O-M-G!! …..”there is no way that He can give me more when I am not ready to do more for His Kingdom”….it hit me right in my heart, made me catch my breath!!!!!! SO on point!!!! Ooooooo girl is all I can say!! For shining a bright light on something that I didn’t even think I needed help with….THANK YOU!!!! Be blessed my Sister!!!!

    1. Dee, imagine how I felt as the words poured on to the screen of my laptop. I honestly could not believe that this was the word God wanted me to deliver but clearly it was to be a blessing for others. Our futures are so bright simply because God is the navigator but He is not afraid to anchor the ship if we are not doing the work on board. Responsibility is a huge task but the way God blesses us… HE deserves it!!! So shake off that apprehension and let’s do what needs to be done for Him to get the glory!

    1. Thanks sis! I knew the whole time that was the word that I needed to write but apart of me did not want to admit that I was to blame for my stagnation. However, the truth is an eye opener! Thanks for having me on board as a writer because it allows me to tap into Jesus in ALL ways!! More of Him within me is an equation for greatness!! Thank you Lord!!!

  3. Tasha you must be talking about me. I too have been reluctant on some things because I was SCARED of the responsibility. Thank you for this post. I’m going to work on this right now.

    1. Amber, I believe God wanted us all to do a reality check! It is easy to request blessing after blessing but proving we are worthy seems to be a very hard challenge for most Christians. From now on we must push ourselves out of our comfort zones so that we can make sure God gets the glory. Believe me its easy once we get started.

  4. WOW! The apple truly don’t fall far from the tree. This is one of my biggest shortcoming “RESPONSIBILITY”. i am working on that area of my life. Thanks for the post.

    1. We all have our shortcomings but the beauty is when we pull it together and get back up. Once we realize our faults we can take the steps to get back in line with God’s will. I once heard someone say the shortcomings are nothing more than come ups for a blessing… So Ms. Roz you better get ready!!!

  5. Tasha this is one of my favorite scriptures. I try to live my life this way but I too fall short sometimes. Thanks for reminding me that he won’t give us what we can’t handle.

    1. Ms. Lundy,
      It is easier said than done… I believe that’s why I never took it serious when I was younger. I always thought of myself as a responsible person but when Jesus showed me my true colors those thoughts changed. We must remeber that we have tons of Kingdom work to do and fear of inadequacy is NOT an option! When its all said and done we must do the work required in order to get the blessings that are in store for us!

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