I’ve been camping out in Matthew 25 for more than a week now. Check out the story of the man giving money to his servants. He gave to “each according to his ability” (25:15).
Isn’t that radical? We in North America seem to think that all things must be equal. People should have equal access and equal recognition. I’m not prepared to say that equality is a bad thing! But it doesn’t appear that God is worried about equality. He’s more interested in equipping us to do the task he knows we’re able to do. Isn’t that encouraging?
Think about it: He gives gifts to each of us according to our ability. If we’re feeling overwhelmed, perhaps one of the best things we could pray is: “Ok. You obviously think I have the ability to handle this. Could you show that ability to me?”