Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Listen to the Parable of the Ten Servants in Luke 19, (NLT) form the mouth of Jesus. First I want you to understand that when Jesus speaks in parables, you have to listen with a spiritual sense. In other words, He is saying a short simple story intended to illustrate a moral or religious lesson. It’s an earthly story with a spiritual truth.

Jesus said, “A nobleman was called away to a distant empire to be crowned king and then return. Before he left, he called together ten of his servants and divided among them ten pounds of silver, saying, ‘Invest this for me while I am gone.’ But his people hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We do not want him to be our king.”

So many great gifts and talents we were blessed with. For a person to say I don’t have the ability to accomplish the job should be illegal and category as outlaw. Jesus left great gifts for the Kingdom of God and marvelous talents for the world. What more could we ask for. He said utilizes those abilities until He comes/return, so go ahead and use what you were blessed with. You don’t have much time left, because He is soon to come, however, it’s still adequate amount of time for you to make an impact in society.

“After the nobleman was crowned king, he returned and called in the servants to whom he had given the money. He wanted to find out what their profits were. The first servant reported, ‘Master, I invested your money and made ten times the original amount!”

The only how you would get a return from what you have in your procession is by investing. Some may say that’s a risk; however, life is a risk in whatever you do, good or bad. When you wake up in the morning and walk out your door, that’s a risk. The Bible say that the just shall live by faith, that’s a risk. It’s a good risk; however, that’s a risk. Whatever you do in life, you are taking a chance. So invests your gifts and talents, and expect a great return. What is this great return? The king said,

“Well done, the king exclaimed. You are a good servant. You have been faithful with the little I entrusted to you, so you will be governor of ten cities as your rewar”’ You will be blessed for your faithfulness. You will be rewarded for you commitment. There is no greater reward for you to here the Lord say to you, will done. You have to make whatever you do count.

“The next servant reported, ‘Master, I invested your money and made five times the original amount”

Here we see that this servant did not gain as much as the first one, however, he made an investment and gain a return more that he invested. If you intended to move up in your employment or elevate in your calling, you must put in the time and work with what you got. And the only way you could do that is by investing your natural resource. If you are good with your hands or have a creatively mind, invest in it. You will be surprise to see what you know could be you goal to great success. This goes for ministry as will as natural. Work with what God gave you to work with. Because this servant work his gift, here it is once again, “Well done, the king said. ‘You will be governor over five cities.” Investing on the word of God will always give you a promotion.

“But the third servant brought back only the original amount of money and said, ‘Master, I hid your money and kept it safe. I was afraid because you are a hard man to deal with, taking what isn’t yours and harvesting crops you didn’t plant.’

Investment is like planting seeds. If you don’t take the seeds from the barn and put it in the earth, it will never give you a return. You cannot be afraid and timid to pursue your purpose in life. The king said to this servant, you wicked servant, the king roared. ‘Your own words condemn you. If you knew that I’m a hard man who takes what isn’t mine and harvests crops I didn’t plant, why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it. The objective here is for you to do something with your life that will enable you to get a return. Don’t sit on or store up your gifs, doing that it will serve you or gift giver no purpose. Here is the spiritual aspect of this parable.

People who give there life to Christ (born again believer), they are provided with gifts needful for their business, and from those to whom he gives power, he expects service. “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all” (1 Corinthians 12:7 NKV)
“As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10 NKJV) As much is given, much is require.

Carl Mathis author of Life is what you make it - Seven Steps to Moving Forward
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How do you view the call of God on your life?

Working for God is always seen as working in a Cemetery for a lifetime. Many people think of the call of God as a judgment God uses to make them unhappy - to doom them to poverty - and to choke the fun out of he/she marriage, parenting and work. This is very for the truth, why should God's work, be viewed as anything less than an awesome adventurous way to live?
Why do so many contemporary believers sigh for something that might allow them to have lost faith in the important of working for the Lord?

One of the problems is that your call may have become musty or dim or far-fetched.

It seems like many has lost that inner explosion of the reason why they doing what they do for God, and apparently they never missed it. Some have forgotten how persistent the call was when they heard it the first time. Still others, question if a call they heard in their childhood or adolescence has relevance now. Many have forgotten the power of a few ordinary folks like you and me to change the world, one person at a time, that's God mission.

A below average call always leads to a lacking of interest and unsatisfying service, in whatever your season of work is. A separation from your call damages your mission fully as much as closing off oxygen from the brain, or withholding nourishment from the body, which will leads to damaging your mission as a hold.

On the other hand, a strong, up to date call activates all areas of God works and electrifies the mission. God call is no Cemetery duty.

God's call energizes you who are call and makes you alive.

God's call improves his focus on the important of your mission.

God's call makes you have an excellent moral character and more in touch with God's than he could
have ever been without it.
God's call energizes your vision and fuels you with a drive to do more.

God's call has a front row seat for the one who are called, as what resurrection life does for human.

When you are called, God has a partnership with you that take you to private places and to sorrowful and cheerful places. This your lifetime ticket to represent Jesus at weddings, hospital waiting rooms, gravesides, baptisms, Holy Communion and life shaping questions good people have reason to as, such as " where is God now"

The call from God to do the works of the Lord supplies a driving force for work and at the same time it will empowers commitment to revolutionize the world for Christ. God inspired energy takes you to people who do not want you and empowers you to stay until they cannot get along without you. That's the call from God.

Carl Mathis, author of "Life is what you make it - seven steps to moving forward." For more go here now http://www.carlmathis.com

Friday, October 14, 2011

Moving Past Adversity: Living life one more time

The truth of the mater is that anything worth having is going to be a struggle, life is not a hop skip and a jump, and you can’t walk into your backyard and pick success from the success tree. So let’s face it, prepared to do some work.

First, let go of the old things that you keep storing up and keeping a record of, you can’t grow and keep old wrongs/hurts at the same time. These past negative thinking only hinder your progress and forward movement rather than help it.

Take some time and learn how to resolve your problems in a quick and effective way, and get beyond them.

According to Carl Mathis' book Life is What You Make It, http://amzn.to/a8sjDU turning things around for the better (and for yourself) after struggles and past situations isn’t easy but it can be done - with the right outlook. What the book really teaches is acceptance and understanding of the situation you are in right now, then working through that to get to the other side.

Make a commitment today to take back your life and move forward.

Remember, failure is not the end of the world as you think; the worst thing is giving up and not making an attempt to better your life. I believe there must come a time when you say enough is enough for just making it, approach life without fear or failure preventing you. Go be on the nom and start living life again.

Carl Mathis, author of life is what you make it – Seven Steps to Moving Forward. For more from Carl go here now http://www.carlmathis.com

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


For you to be able to move on towards your purpose, you must also know how to put aside those things that aren’t working for you. You have to keep on looking at your life to determine what is right in your life and what has to be shredded. God created you for a purpose, greatness is destined for your life. When making decisions, ask your self, how does the choice I am about to make affect the overall outcome of my purpose.

I have seen many people who were faced with this question, but neglected to ask them self, and those who did ask did not take heed to the answer. As a result, the people they associate them self with, dragged them down and hold them back from reaching the height point of their success. By not shredding the heavy load, you place your self in the category of causing hindrance instead of helping. This causes you to wreak ministry and cause damage to your life’s goal. In the end, there were lift with sadness and bitterness in their old age, when they could have been enjoying the fruits of their success. They pack them self with to much trash and neglected to empty it out. As a result they were unable to get to the finish line because they were caring to much load.

Anything negative that is preventing you from finding purpose needs to revaluate and consider shredding. What is consider negative, something that is not productive and is not helping your cause. It could be physical, mental, spiritual, natural, and even financial. Negative is negative and positive is positive. If is negative, shed it and let go of the excess baggage and move on.

Carl Mathis: author of Life is what you make it – Seven Steps to Moving Forward. For motivation/inspiration from Carl Mathis got to http://www.calmathis.com