What is your talent? -Flying Hotdogs
God gives us each talents and with those talents come a responsibility. Each one of those talents can be as big as constructing a skyscraper or as small as catching a hot dog flying through the air.
Whether big or small each of those talents are priceless because they are yours and were given to you the day you were created.
While in Alaska a few weeks ago we gave the kids flying hotdogs at the block party. What is a flying hotdog you ask????? Just a normal hotdog flung through the air and caught with a hot dog bun. But to them it was no longer an ordinary hotdog, it was something more. Even kids that didn't eat hotdogs came up asking for a flying hotdog.
For each one of them they will always remember the missionaries coming to town with flying hotdogs, and if it causes them for one second to think about why we were there, then it was a talent well invested.
Don't think that this implies you should learn to toss around food. I only want to you to realize you have talents and as big or as small as they are, use them to change lives or maybe even someone's eternity.
So what is your gift?
The Parable of the Talents
14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a] and entrusted to them his property.15 To one he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more.17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more.18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money.19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.[c]You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed,25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed?27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents.29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’