In Matthew 25:14-30, the master gave talents to his three servants. One of them received only one talent and he was filled with fear. He wasn’t sure he could accomplish anything with the one talent, so he didn’t try anything. When the master returned, the slave tried to explain that he was doing the master a favor. He could have messed up and lost the talent, but instead he had saved it for him. The master judged the slave.
Too often we have the same problem today. We are so afraid we are going to fail in serving God, and cause more harm than good that we don’t ever do anything. We make many excuses about why so many things won’t work or why we are unable to do something that we never do anything.
Guess what. That doesn’t work. It will not bring the Lord's blessing.
Don’t be afraid to fail. At least do something. Maybe you will fail, maybe you won't. But if you do nothing, then you have already failed, and God is not pleased. Inactivity like this, no matter the reason, is wicked and lazy, as seen in the parable.
Remember, God is with us! He can use us as vessels that will honor Him. So let’s get to work, and show courage. True courage is stepping up in spite of the fear!