“Your Little is Enough.”
[[Based on a True Story: 2 Kings 4:1-7]]
You just lost your husband and now his creditors are threatening to take away your sons as ransom. What a deeply disturbing experience. Now, you are in a dire necessity to live. Seeking help, you ask Elisha, a man of God who has performed miracles before to help you and he asks you two ridiculous questions in my opinion. “ ‘How can I help you? (Give me some money, duh!) Tell me, what do you have in your house?’ ” consecutively. Why did he ask you these questions when you already explained to him your situation?
I believe Elisha was teaching you a life’s lesson – What you want God to do for you is often attached to what you have. You need a miracle from God, meanwhile God is waiting for you to acknowledge what you have; that thing He is going to use to help you. When expecting help, we don’t think that it is going to come from us. We assume that God is going to operate in the supernatural. Strangely enough, God operates in the natural as well.
Your answers were utterly shocking. You said that you didn’t have anything at all. Still, you have a small jar of oil. That’s strange because the jar of oil is something. Your response, “a small jar of oil” sounds like, size mattered to you. (Come on people… focus). For you, anything small is insufficient. Your second life’s lesson is delivered from your response. God is not restricted by our limits. With man what is small is scarce but with God it is enough. What you minimize is what God is going to use, with the objective of you knowing it is He that did it.
So, Modern day Widow, this is my question to you. What do you have? A small bank account, a small degree, a small goal, a small business dream, a small child, or a small anything. I call you Widow, perhaps your problem is not the loss of your husband but your inability to see the blessing that you have in your pantry . As the case may be, loss of a job, loss of a child, loss of a job opportunity, or loss of money. There’re all sorts of different scenarios of loss. While you depend on God to literally open the door for you, God is going to use the key that you have in your possession. Ask not what God can do for you with what He has but what God can do for you with what you have. You need a home, God may not use your credit but He will use your money. You need a job, He may not use your degree but may use your network. You may need a spouse, he may not use your past but your potential. Just because God is in the equation doesn’t mean He is going to do the possible for you to do. What’s in your wallet?!
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