1. God blessed ALL of us with different talents. These may be in the form of time, our life itself, beauty, and treasures. ALL means everyone, without exception. Thus, nobody could say that he/she is not talented. Each of us has something to offer, no matter how big or small that may be.
2. We should not envy others. Instead of whining about what others have, focus on your talents. Use them. No matter how small that talent is, we must appreciate, use, and enrich it.
3. We should not be afraid to use our talents for the glory of God and for the good of others. Sometimes, fear paralyzes. And it may lead us to sin. If we become paralyzed, we might not be able to do what we ought to do (especially good works), thus, the sin of omission.
We are challenged to examine ourselves. How do we give? How do we share our talents? How do we live our lives?
In the end, we must be reminded of this: Our life is a gift from the Lord. What we do with our life is our gift to Him.
Let us not waste our talents. Let us not waste our lives. Because they came from the Lord and they should be offered back to Him, for His glory. :) Let us aim that at the end of our lives, we will hear God say, "Well done, My good and faithful servant. Come, share Your master's joy."
(Reflections on the Parable of the Talents, These Little Wonders)