“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more.So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 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.’ 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.’ 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.’ 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.’ 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, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ 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?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.So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 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. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 25:14 -30)
I remember an investor making the case that aggressive investing is in fact a spiritual command. He quoted Jesus' parable implying that the capital at your disposal needed to be invested to get handsome returns. Well, his speech didn't go so well. Not because the audience disliked his premise that aggressive investing was cool, but rather because they didn't get the link between investing and spirituality.
The investor had a point though. Not that we should hunger for abundance and invest aggressively to get there, but rather that we should stand up to our fears. The servant dug his talents into the ground because he was afraid. Go out there, do something with GOD's talents. You are GOD's Co-Creator is Jesus' message to humanity.
Scarcity be gone! Lack of health, pills, professional fears that others are out to get us. It is these limiting beliefs we need to stand up to. GOD surrounds us with everything we ever aspire. Claim your heritage and realize that the timid voice in your head and the fear in your belly is not your SELF.