For a longtime and not until recently i always thought an unprofitable servants, were the ones who bury their talent, those who do not bear fruit, those who do not do the will of God blah blah blah, until i heard a message from my mentor that blew me away . Lets Look at this scripture and see Jesus definition of an unprofitable servant. But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? 8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? 9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. 10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do Luke 17:7-10 Hmm can you imagine, bible in basic English says in verse ten In the same way, when you have done all the things which are given you to do, say, There is no profit in us, for we have only done what we were ordered to do. It like an employee that only does things until the employer tells him/her to do it after he/she has been briefed of there role in the organization, to the point that such a person sits idle until he is told to do what he/she is supposed to do. You might say ‘well am not an unprofitable servant’ but you are just like this employee when you see a sick /ill /demon possessed person and refuse to prayer for the person saying ‘well i was not led to pray for the person’ We have been briefed about our role as Kings and priest who provide solution to the worlds problems, if you want more info/ briefing on your role check out my post/note on ‘What God really had in mind’ A baby christian is unprofitable to God no wonder He compares such a one to a slave, Profitable Servants are Sons(Those who know what to do and do it without been led, or told). It means if you are just an obedient servant that act only when The Holy spirit prompts or speaks to you , you are not profitable. You need to Grow up into son ship and start taking responsibility as the King and priests of His here on earth, as the Whole of creation is awaiting your service!!! Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one’s youth. 5 Happy is the man who has filled his quiver with them. Such men will never be put to shame when they speak with [their] enemies at the city • gate. Psalms 127:4-5 So ask your self are you profitable to God?