Proverbs 18:16 "A man's gifts makes room for him and brings before great men."
"The wealthiest places on earth are the cemeteries. In them lies treasures not manifested."-Margo/Joel Osteen
The other day while on the phone with one of very best friends, I took a minute to encourage, lift her up, and motivate her to make sure she never give up hope! To ensure that she would continually be focused on the plan (hope) that God has for her life. See I know that when it seems as if it is taking forever to see something manifest, we can easily be discouraged, or dissuaded in what God has spoken. Well as I was speaking something came out of my mouth that I KNOW wasn't from me (haha I had never even thought on that level). I said, "If you die with that hope(plan) still in you, you won't even be able to REST IN PEACE." When I said it, I had to pause for a moment, and my friend did the same...and immediately we both knew that was revelation from above right there.
The scripture tells us that though the flesh dies, the spirit lives forever. It's almost as if there is no way to escape the word of God for your life. He is so dedicated to seeing us become who He destined us to be that He bound Himself by His word saying, "it shall not return to Him void (producing any effect, useless), but it shall accomplish that which I please and PURPOSE, and it shall prosper (break out, come mightily, go over, be profitable) in the thing for which I sent it." For those who read my blog consistently yall know my mantra: "It would be a shame to have lived this life and never become who God destined you to be." It's as if you were never born. So you see why the owner who gave the servants talents (in Matthew 25) was so upset with the servant who "buried" his talent and never put it to use? The gifts/talents that the Father has given us is without repentance (regret), and He intends for us to take them, and grow to higher levels with them. For instance, if you can sing, nurture that gift, learn all about it (grow it). Take vocal lessons to strengthen the gift to get all you can out of it. Sing all the time (multiply the gift). Never take it for granted by misusing it, or abusing (such as smoking, or never exercising it). The gift will make room for you and bring you before great men (people in influential positions, or high authority)...think of the likes of Jennifer Hudson or John Legend, or the likes of President Obama or Oprah Winfrey.
Don't die with the gift still in you! It was given to you to bless someone's life whether it's one person or millions, you are responsible for the gift/talent given to you. Now bless God today (by using your gift).
So the question is: When you die will you rest in peace?