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Four Kinds of People
by Robert J. Young
"The secret power of the church is simply using what God has given us." The statement is so simple one wonders if it is really a secret. The truth is that most people do not use what God has given. Scientists tell us that the average human being uses only about 10% of his total brain power. Most of us think too small. We can do more than we can do. With God's help and power, we can do more than we have ever thought or imagined (Eph. 3:17-21).
©, 2001, Robert J. Young
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There are four kinds of people in this world. Which are you?
- 1. There are those who do little with much. These are people whom God has blessed. These are people with wealth, resources, abilities, talents, and skills. These people have much, but do little. Resources and talents are funneled toward worldly concerns rather than spiritual things. How many Bible characters can you recall who fit in this category?
- 2. There are those who do much with little. These are people without wealth and resources. These maybe unskilled or "one talent" types. These people are often underestimated, however, for they are able to turn a little into much in the Kingdom of God. Business management calls these types "opportunity maximizers." Every Christian ought to maximize opportunities. "This man did as much as any could with what he had." Wouldn't that make a great epitaph?
- 3. Some do little with little. God is not upset with those who have little; God is concerned with those who do little. Even "one talent" people are expected to do something with that one talent. Some people with little do nothing. The old adage, "Success is improvement" suggests we are to be faithful, not perfect.
- 4. Some do much with much. In our society and culture, many of us are in the "much" category. God is calling us to do as much as we can with the blessings he has given.
May each of us resolve to do all we can with what we have. Isn't that what God expects?
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Last updated November 23, 2001.