A lot of times in life we allow what we don’t have prevent us from using what we do have. The problem with this is that the miracle that we are hoping for to happen in our lives lies in what we already have.
In this chapter, we come across a seemingly impossible situation. Jesus is teaching, it’s getting late, and the people are getting hungry. The disciples tell Jesus to send the crowd away in order that they might get something to eat, but Jesus tells them to see what food they already have. After searching the crowd, all they are able to find is five loaves of bread and two fish. Not exactly enough to feed five thousand people. But Jesus takes the loaves and fish, blesses them, and then gives them to the disciples to distribute to the crowd. The loaves and fish miraculously multiply, and not only was there enough to feed everyone, but there were twelve baskets full of pieces leftover. (See John 6:12-13)
Don’t let what you don’t have keep you from using what you do have. Do what you can and God will do what you can’t. You must be a faithful steward of what you have now before God will bless you with what is next. When what you have is in your hands, it is the most it will ever be; but when it is placed in God’s hands, it is the least it will ever be. What may look worthless, insignificant, useless, and miniscule in your hands; can be transformed when you place it in the hands of Jesus.
- What does this passage teach us about God? How does it apply to you?
- What do you have in your hands now that can be used for God’s glory?
- What is it that God wants you to do now before He can bless you with what’s next?