We Thought You Were From NY! (Luke 12:48)

When I lived in St. Louis, our cases were transcribed by off-site transcribers. During the end of my tenure there, my associate and I thought it a good idea to drive to their site and meet them face to face. It was a very pleasant meeting and when the transcribers found out I was from Hawaii, one of them exclaimed, “We thought you were from New York! You were always dictating so quickly!”

I do have a bad habit of speaking and working very quickly. I multitask my multitasking. This leads to great efficiency and the realization that very few people can work at the same pace. At times, this has led to impatience on my part with the slower pace of some of my co-workers. But when my attitude becomes ungodly, God reminds me that He holds me accountable to utilize these gifts He has bestowed upon me for His glory.

...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.
Luke 12:48

God’s Word is always sobering and cuts to the heart of the matter. If God blesses us with different gifts, His expectations are different for each of us. As a child of God, my salvation is secure. But my rewards in Heaven will be based upon how I used the gifts that God gave me. If I am productive, it is only to serve God and not to feed my ambitions.

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.