His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” Matthew 25:21
The “waiting game” has entered the cultural conversation in music, film, and urban dialogue. It usually refers to a situation in which someone holds back on their involvement while waiting for a favorable outcome to take place.
Some people play the waiting game with God. They decline making a commitment to God through faith in Christ, thinking they’ll see what else life has to offer. Others, who have already made a commitment to Christ, play the waiting game in anticipation of His Second Coming. They take a passive attitude toward spiritual growth and maturity, not wanting to miss out on something the world may have to offer. But Jesus, in His end-time parables, made it clear that we are to be about His kingdom work as we await His appearing. Not to do so means missing out on the rewards promised to those who live faithful and committed lives (1 Corinthians 3:10-15).
We are to be stewards as we await Christ’s return, using the gifts He has given us for His glory. Wait well as a faithful steward.
How can there be great faith where there is little faithfulness? William Gurnall
40 Matthew 25-28 – J Vernon Mcgee – Thru the Bible