When a person carries within himself a God-given dream and is paying the price of its realization, it is impossible that he dies before this Divine and supernatural dream is realized. Believe me, it is impossible!
Faith is the only way to link us with God. That's why it is in satan's best interests to make sure the one who is in faith may, in one way or another, jeopardise his communion with God. In the same way that faith brings life and strength, doubt brings weakness and fear.
This passage tells of a man, possessed by an evil spirit, who was sitting in the synagogue and listening to Jesus preaching. We cannot say for how many years this man had visited the synagogue, but we can deduce from this story that he had an opportunity to listen to Jesus preaching.
A good servant is skilled at what he does; he uses his resources and talents to do everything very well done. With his resources and talents he is able to do an "excellent job". The problem is that, unfortunately, many "good servants" are unfaithful to their calling.