His disciples replied, “How are we supposed to find enough food to feed them out here in the wilderness?” Jesus asked, “How much bread do you have?” “Seven loaves,” they replied.
Mark 8:4-5 NLT
The question of ‘how’ in the disciples’ question was followed by another question of ‘what’ by the Lord.
In anything we have to undertake, there will be a partnership between us and the Lord. When we wonder how something could possibly happen? Let us imaging that the Lord is asking us what we do have.
This is the same thing that happened to Moses. When he protested and wondered how he could appear before the powerful Pharaoh, God asked Him what he had in his hand. Similarly in 2 Kings 4, when the late prophet’s widow ran to Elisha for help, he asked her: What do you have at home?
As we consider how to meet a need, solve a problem or take the next step in whatever it is God has laid on our heart, we can consider what we do have that can come in handy, if only as a first step. So, today, make a list of:
1. Skills (natural talents or learned skills)
2. Strengths (those aptitudes and inclinations that come with your natural or mature personality)
3. Spiritual gifts (biblical supernatural gifts)
4. Time (time is a precious resource and it is convertible)
5. Relationships (you know people who may be able to help you, and the people you know also know other people)
6. Material things (tangible things like money and other possessions)
God will never leave us stranded to the point where we have absolutely nothing He can use to move us forward.
I pray that your eyes will be open to see what you have and how what you have can be a first step to the answers you desire in Jesus’ Name.