But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.
I think we have all experienced this in everyday life, probably at work, at least that’s what comes to my mind.
You screwed up at work but you have a good boss. They know you haven’t been properly trained and you didn’t know what you were doing was wrong. So you still have to take your lumps and fix it, but you’ll get some help and support.
How about when you are the “go to” guy or gal? You understand what needs to happen and how to get things done.
So when the work has to be done and done right, and even though you are up to your eyeballs in other tasks, guess who they come to? Not the office screw up, no they come to you.
It sucks, but that’s just how it is everywhere.
Put yourself in your boss’s shoes. Are you going to have Barney Fife guard Hannibal Lecter? No, you’re going to give that job to Chuck Norris even though Chuck has got a boat load of commie ass to kick.
Take it as a compliment. You’re the Chuck Norris of your office.
But where I really go with the opening verse from Luke is back to a familiar theme.
God gives us all gifts, special gifts. These gifts may not change the world but these gifts serve a purpose in our lives.
A lot of us miss the gift because we’re too caught up in our lives, sometimes just caught up in surviving, but most of the time caught up in vanity.
We may be caught up in complaining about how much more we are entrusted with as compared to the next guy. We are so caught up in complaining that we miss the praise that God is giving us.
God says to us, you are my Chuck Norris, you are my go to guy, get this done. You have the power and the wisdom that I have bestowed upon you to serve a purpose in life and yet you complain that you can’t be a goofball like Barney Fife. Well I got news for you, Barney Fife has his own share of burdens to bare.
The next time it seems like all of life’s burdens, like everyone and everything is coming at you hard, remember it’s a compliment being handed to you by God.
Accept your fate and your good standing with God. Be that go to guy. It’s just part of the territory.
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