Ade is creative, he can dance, write, draw and program software. While Charles, an introvert was known for one thing- cooking.
He often doubted if his ability to mix spices and make savoury meals would be significant.
A servant had a singular command to keep a man, but occupied himself with other things, and the man escaped. Rewards are for obedient people, not those busy about the wrong things. 1 kings 20:39-40.
Corporate failure is tolerable than individual failure. A soccer team bears the loss of a match together; but it is doleful to be the only one who fails a test in the class.
The ‘individual failure’ thought comes when God instructs you to perform something bizarre. Stay confident if your obedience to God make you absurd. Noah was mocked at first, but saved at last. Daniel also dared to be unique in Babylon, and he overcame the raging oppositions.
“My mates have made it” make some to feel like failures and pull out of God’s lane that they assume is traffic jammed. It’s not how popular your gift or God’s directive is, the question is are you on God’s lane? God gives personal orders because He knows each one’s future, and will require an individual report on how you managed what He gave.
Deadbeats will have the same excuse the unfaithful servant had, “God, you gave me ‘just one’ gift”. Always call to mind, Jesus told Martha “one thing is needful…”.
So dear friend, discover your ‘one thing’ and stick to God’s lane.