This a story from The Bible. It is in the book of Matthew 25:13-30

13 “Therefore stay alert, because you do not know the day or the hour. 14 For it is like a man going on a journey, who summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The one who had received five talents went off right away and put his money to work270 and gained five more. 17 In the same way, the one who had two gained two more. 18 But the one who had received one talent went out and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money in it. 19 After a long time, the master of those slaves came and settled his accounts with them. 20 The one who had received the five talents came and brought five more, saying, ‘Sir, you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’ 21 His master answered, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful in a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 The one with the two talents also came and said, ‘Sir, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more.’ 23 His master answered, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 Then the one who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Sir, I knew that you were a hard man, harvesting where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered, ‘Evil and lazy slave! So you knew that I harvest where I didn’t sow and gather where I didn’t scatter? 27 Then you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received my money back with interest! 28 Therefore take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten. 29 For the one who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 30 And throw that worthless slave into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth’”

This is a very important story about faith and how God will bless your Network Marketing business if you follow Him. These are the words of Jesus speaking to His disciples.

Lets look at Verses 14 and 15:

14 For it is like a man going on a journey, who summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.

I have highlighted 2 important words here. According to his ability. God is only going to entrust you in your business according to your ability. Not everyone is ready to enroll 10 or 20 people per month into their business. Maybe you are only ready for one, or perhaps you still need to learn your business. This can’t be taken as an insult or disrespect on God or anyone elses opinion of you, but as a building block to follow God faithfully. Take your talents and work them faithfully.

This parable talks about 3 different slaves. One was entrusted with 5 talents, another 2 and another 1. According to their abilities.The ones who were givens 5 an 2 talens, walked in faith and doubled them. At this point the Master said: ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful in a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’

The point here being, these 2 slaves walked in faith with the Master, and truly believed they would be blessed and they were, because of they walked in faith. The scriptures read: Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful in a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’ The master said: I will put you in charge of many things. Because of the slaves faith, they are given increased responsibilities. This indicates the need to grow in your business, any more importantly, your faith. God blesses those that follow him. What about the words: Enter into the joy of the Master? One of our basic needs as humans, is to be closer to God. Imagine God sharing His joy with you. WHAT A FEELING!

The 3rd slave admitted that: Then the one who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Sir, I knew that you were a hard man, harvesting where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours. He had no faith that he could accomplish anything with his talent and hid it from everyone.

There are 2 ways o walk through life. One is in faith in your God and that he will help you prosper, or walking by fear and allowing the world to control you. The 3rd slave walked in fear. He hid his talent and did not show the Master that he could accomplish anything with his talent. The Masters response may be considered harsh to some, but it emphasizes the importance of faith: 26 But his Master answered, ‘Evil and lazy slave! So you knew that I harvest where I didn’t sow and gather where I didn’t scatter? 27 Then you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received my money back with interest! 28 Therefore take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten.

Serious words. Evil and lazy slave. God expects to you work and excel in the business he has lead you to. Hiding your talents and not working your business is considered evil and lazy. We have been told by God to allow our works to give Glory to Him . Hiding our talents and not allowing them to grow shows fear not faith.