Guest Post: Guiding Our Children to Greatness, Prophet Brandon Fleming, Destiny City Christian Center
Prophet Brandon Fleming
Senior Pastor, Destiny City Christian Center
Guiding Our Children to Greatness: The Value of the Talent
Children are an incredible blessing from the Lord. They are precocious, full of curiosity and wonderment; a joy to be around. I’m sure that anyone who parents, mentors, or works with children is already aware that you’ve been afforded the privilege to shape future generations through your involvement with young people. To that end, I would like to share with you some wisdom from the Word of God that I believe will help you in your endeavors to brighten the future as you develop young people to affect their world.
In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells the parable of man who travels to a far country, but not before calling three of his servants to him to distribute oversight of portions of his estate: five talents to one, two talents to another, and one talent to the final servant. Verse 15 makes it clear that the distribution of these talents was not arbitrary, but done so on the basis of the evaluation of each servant’s several abilities. As the story progresses, we see that each servant takes the talents that they have been given and puts them to use in distinct ways: the servants with five and two talents go into the market and trade with their talents, while the servant with one talent simply goes and hides his master’s money. When the master returns, he judges the activities of each servant, offering promotions to the first two servants, while condemning the last servant because of his actions of hiding his investment instead of handling it wisely.
The servant with the one talent lacked the understanding of what his master’s talent could produce. The servant was called wicked and slothful, not because he was lacking something valuable, but because of what he did with what he possessed. We cannot let this be the same outcome with the children in our lives. I believe there is a unique revelation that can be applied to our endeavors in working with young people: teaching them the value of what they possess (talents) and teaching them how to leverage (manage) that investment.
Yours in grace,
Prophet Brandon Fleming
Prophet Brandon Fleming is a cutting-edge Prophetic voice called to affect nations with the Word of the Lord. He carries a distinctive and heartfelt passion to equip the Body of Christ to discover God and discover destiny! Prophet Brandon serves as the Senior Pastor of Destiny City Christian Center, a thriving, multi-cultural Apostolic and Prophetic body of worshippers within the greater Oklahoma City/Edmond community founded by the late Dr. Mario Maxwell. His church, which is affectionately known as “Destiny City”, stands as a beacon of God’s glorious transforming power to all those who would seek to encounter Him.