Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. Mark 6:41
I was just thinking on today about how we are always seeking “more” from God. We want more in our finances, more in our relationships, more in our careers, etc. Quite frankly, we live in a society where we are never satisfied with what we have or our station in life.
I am not exempt from those who are always seeking “more.” As I contemplated this issue, I realized that the problem is not necessarily that we want more. The problem lies within the fact that we want more without giving anything.
All in all, we are a very selfish people. We expect God to just continue to pour out in our lives and we tend to feel very uncomfortable when God requires anything of us. This scenario is depicted in the story of the “5 loaves and 2 fish”.
Jesus spent His entire ministry serving others and pouring out blessing upon blessing into their lives. The same is true for this particular story: Jesus took 5 loaves and 2 fish that were given to Him by a young boy in the large crowd of people who had gathered around to receive from Jesus.
The disciples did not see how Jesus was going to feed so many people with so little food. The young boy simply gave Jesus something to work with and allowed Him to do the rest. I believe that we need to take our cue from the young boy in this story and not from the disciples.
You may not be able to see that you have anything that God can use. The truth of the matter is that we all have something that we can give to God. I believe many times the problem is that we waste valuable time comparing what we have to what others have.
God is only looking for you to use what you have. Take what God has blessed you with and submit it to Him. Trust that He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all you could ever ask or think. He is able to breathe new life into something that you have declared dead in your life.
Praise God in advance for the miracle that is getting ready to take place in your life. Once you give it to God, you can expect a multiplied blessing. God will never give you less than what you have given Him. God always exceeds our expectations!
It is my prayer that as you submit what you have to God, you will experience God’s favor and His blessings like never before in your life.
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Dr. Erica Wyatt a.k.a Dr. Inspire