Jesus told a parable of a certain master who was preparing to travel on a far journey and called his servants to give them silver – according to their level. After he had distributed the silver, he said to them "occupy till I come". We later saw in scriptures that most of his servants made good use of the portion of silver that was given to them; but one of them didn't bring a good report, and his master was greatly displeased with him. He believed that what his master gave to him was not sufficient to bring a good report.
Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave us faith, just as the master gave silver to his servant. And the reason why He gave us faith is so that we can "occupy till He comes". The truth is; the things that Jesus wants us to occupy are not vacant. Some ladies are not married yet because their God-ordained husband is lost in the hands of another lady. Some young folks are not in school yet because someone is sitting on the admission list – deciding who to admit into the school. Some people are still unemployed because somebody is taking their place. These things began with Abraham; all the lands that God promised His people were never vacant. But interestingly, the book of Hebrews tells us how they occupied those lands, it said it was "by faith".
That's how far we'd go on today's Timely Note. But take these last words; WHAT YOU NEED MAY NOT BE VACANT, BUT IF YOU TRADE YOUR FAITH WISELY, YOU'D SURELY OVERCOME. Have a most fruitful weekend! In Jesus precious name!
An Inspiration of The Almighty