Tuesday, June 14

Ability (Part 1)

Ability (Part 1)

TEXT: Matthew 25:14-30

Introduction
God, our Maker has created us with an in-built ability to handle things. Some are overloaded with responsibilities in the church of God today based on what the people can see outside of them but God knows such people’s ability. God will never commit into your hand what is above your capacity.

What is Ability?
Ability is an acquired or natural capacity that enables an individual to perform a particular job or task successfully. There is nobody that is not created with ability. Ability to handle temptation (I Cor. 10:13), ability to give (Acts 11:29; Ezra 2:69); ability to minister (I Pet. 4:11). Even the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given based on ability (I Cor. 12:1-11). Nothing happens to a Christian that is above his ability. Although, people around may magnify such a situation as if is above what ones capacity can bear but God knows that such a person is able to bear it.

Biblical Examples
1.     JOB: What happened to Job to us as human beings can be said that is too much for him to bear, but God knows he would be able to bear all and that is why He gave Satan permission to touch him, though the suffering was too much but in all these, Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly (Job 1:11, 12 & 22). He endured it all and at the end he had glorious ending.
2.     JOSEPH: Of all the experiences of Joseph from his father’s house to the palace, he did not blame anyone nor accuse God because he has the ability to bear all that happened to him in his journey in life (Gen. 50:15-21).
3.     JESUS CHRIST: He was able to bear the suffering and shame of the cross because of the ability, if not he would have looked for a way of doing away with all the sufferings, pains, shame and the cross itself.

Facts about Ability
1.     It can be improved upon (Matt. 25:5-17)
2.     It can be wasted or ignored (Matt. 25:18)
3.     It has time limit (Matt. 25:19)
4.     It varies from one person to another (Matt. 25:14 & 15)
5.     It is directly proportional to the assigned task

Conclusion
Your performance cannot go beyond your ability. Therefore, discover your ability for efficiency in undertakings.

READ ALSO: Ability (Part 2)

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