Monday, August 2, 2010

What do you have in your hands?

Sometimes when you think you do not have all it takes to succeed, think again. You may be underestimating what you have. You may be underestimating your assets. You may think that your liabilities surpass your assets and you do not have a chance. Sit back, relax and think again. Sometimes you think of the issues around and ask how you can tackle these issues.

Remember Exodus 4:1-5 when in trying to convince God that he was not capable, Moses said, "What if they will not believe me or listen to what I say? For they may say, 'The LORD has not appeared to you.'". But the Lord said to him, "What is that in your hand?" And he said,"A staff." Then He said, "Throw it on the ground." So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. But the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand and grasp it by its tail"--so he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand--"that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you." Moses didn't realise what he had in his hands. He didn't think that God could work with anything he had in his hand.

Another example is referenced in the Bible when Jesus Christ fed the people that came to listen to him.
As the story in Matthew 15: 32-38 goes: And the disciples said to Him, Where are we to get bread sufficient to feed so great a crowd in this isolated and desert place? And Jesus asked them, How many loaves of bread do you have? They replied, Seven, and a few small fish. And ordering the crowd to recline on the ground, He took the seven loaves and the fish, and when He had given thanks, He broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they gathered up seven baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over. Those who ate were 4,000 men, not including the women and the children. The disciples were only focussed on the situation, not the solution. They considered the limitations rather than the opportunities.

In the face of seemingly insurmountable issues, take a checklist of what you have with you. God has already armed you with the tools to make a way. Give thanks and get go. You are blessed.

Have a wonderful week.

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