Our Most Precious Gift
You only have this moment moving forward. You cannot get these past times back.
God had given you time, talents and resources. USE them. Even if it fails, it's better than going unused. You're going to lose some of your seed. The farmer was willing to sow his seeds in the bad ground. He had 'wasted' because what he was to reap would far out weight what he 'lost'.
You don't have anything that God hasn't given you. We get so stingy with our time, talents and resources. But it's not truly ours.
Do something with what you've been given.