The Master and His Three Servants
(Adapted from Luke 19)
The Master called three of his servants and gave them ten minas* each. “Put this money to work”, he said, “until I come back.” After a long journey, the Master finally returned home. Then he summoned the three servants to whom he had each given ten minas, and called for each of them to account for the money given.
FIRST MONEY MANAGER – REPLIES
The first servant came and said, “Master, I have put your money to good use and I have earned ten more minas for you.”
To this the Master replied, “Well done, my good servant!” “Because you have been trustworthy in small matters, I am also able to trust you in bigger matters. I will make you take charge of ten cities.”
SECOND MONEY MANAGER – REPLIES
The second servant came and said, “Master, I have put your money to good use. Your minas have earned another five more.” His Master answered, “Good servant! Since I can trust you with small things, I am also able to trust you with bigger things. You shall take charge of five cities.”
THIRD MONEY MANAGER – REPLIES
Finally the third servant came and said, “Master, here are your ten minas. I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth. I was afraid of you because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reaped what you did not sow.”
MASTER FURIOUS – REPLIES
The Master was furious and said, “I will judge you by your own words, you wicker servant! You knew that I am a hard man – taking out what I did not put in and reaping what I did not sow. Why then didn’t you put my money on deposit so that when I return, I could have at least collected it with interest?” Then the Master said to those standing by, “Take his minas away from him and give it to the rest.”
The ten minas represent the resources that we have been entrusted with. All of us have been given a certain amount of time, energy and money to manage. If we do not manage these three important resources with prudence and take charge of them with good stewardship, we will fail in a similar manner as the third servant. We have to take responsibility and accountability over the resources that have been preciously entrusted in our hands and not give excuses for not doing so.
How did the first and second servants multiply the resources that have been entrusted to them?
- What were their skills?
How much risk did they take?
What were their strategies?
Where did they draw their wisdom from? – Let me bring you on the journey of discovery!
1. Have a plan
2. Identify my resources
3. Allocate my resources in the right places
Right from the start, I guess I did possess what most millionaires did- THE COURAGE TO DREAM BIG!
Five steps to start with in taking charge of your future:
– Have a plan
– Identify your present resource position
– Allocate your resources at the right places with the right advice
– Establish a series of capital preservation programs and enhance your savings as you move towards the retiree stage.
– Institute a proper distribution and succession plan for your loved ones
Vision vs. Reality
Stick to your VISIONand fight REALITY; Accept REALITYand compromise your VISION; Accept REALITYand give up your VISION.
Put the Five steps into priority then you have taken the first bold step to start your journey – mere talks and blaming the society is a cheap way of saying you are not accountable but the circumstances made you where you are. You must face eye to eye with the issues right in front of you – that’s is I don’t have enough resources and that I need to start creating one.
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Without a doubt in my mind – “I will try and try and even though I fail, at least I have tried.”
I will never give up on my Vision for anything. I am here on earth for a season and I have nothing to lose if I try and give my best. The rewards are not in the destination we arrive at but the life lessons we have learnt along our journey, that is: What makes us stronger, tougher and more resilient to face life’s challenges and battles.
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Article by: Sharon – CEO Finwaze