Matthew chapter 25 verses 14 through 30 speaks about the Parable of the three servants. We see that the servants were each given talents according to their abilities. The master saw potential in each of the servants. Potential is what we call undeveloped skills. See, what are you doing with your talent? As a kids pastor, I strive to learn more and more each day. I like to connect with other kids pastors and get their insights and ideas. Another way I like to develop my talent is by reading. I love reading books on kids ministry, it refreshes me and it encourages me to keep moving forward. But as kids pastor's we must not just look at the christian end, we need to look what's going on around their culture too. I like to watch Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network and other resources that the kids are into now a days. I buy magazines and go into websites that they go into. See, in order to grow in your calling you need God's help and guidance. I ask God each day to give me wisdom, knowledge and creativity to do the things that He has called me to do. I encourage you to grow in your calling. At the end of the verses, we see that the master call's the third servant "wicked and lazy", which means to me "Use it or lose it". Grow! for God see's the potential in you and I. Be blessed!!