Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to set before the people. (Luke 9:16 NIV84)
I was listening to a message by Bishop T.D. Jakes recently on this famous story in the Bible of Jesus feeding the five thousand. He made a great observation that I’ve never seen before that I would like to share with you.
He pointed out how Jesus went from having not enough to having more than enough. There are two specific things Jesus did that we see in the verse above.
The first is Jesus gave thanks to God for what was not enough. So many times we want God to bless us with more than enough, but we won’t first thank Him for what we already have. Even though it might not be the job that you wanted, you need to thank God for blessing you with it anyhow. Even though it might not be the house you wanted, you need to still thank God. Even though it might not be the car that you wanted, you need to still thank God for a reliable vehicle that gets you from point A to point B. You need to quit complaining about what you don’t have and start thanking God for what you do have. Until you start doing that, you will never go from having not enough to having more than enough.
The second thing Jesus did was He broke the bread. Some of you refuse to step out of your comfort zone and refuse to allow God to break you. My grandfather use to raise horses, and in order for a horse to be ridden, it must first be broken. Some of you need to let God break you in so that He might be able to ride you from the realm of not enough to the realm of more than enough. Jesus had to be broken, Peter had to be broken, Paul had to be broken, so you will have to be broken too.
If you find yourself trapped in the realm of not enough, thank God for what you already have and allow Him to break you so that He can take you to the realm of more than enough.