After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things(*Lesson 1). Come and share your master’s happiness!’
“The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
“Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’
“His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
“‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags.For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them (**Lesson 2). And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ – Excerpt from Matthew 25:14-30
Lesson 1: When you have proven yourself worthy in little things, your bosses or clients will take notice. Subsequently more rewards and opportunities will present itself. Start right from the beginning and continually maintain your commitment.
Lesson 2: Do not waste your talent, time and resources. Instead, put it to work, or invest in them. Then keep improving and progressing in order that your rewards be multiplied. Hence” whoever has will be given more”.
On the other hand if you stay complacent and lazy, you will be overtaken by competitors. Hence “whoever who doesn’t have, even what they have will be taken from them”.