“And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.” 2 Kings 4:2 (KJV)
A widow came to Elisha and said man of God, have mercy on me. My husband died and left a lot of debt for me. Elisha, did not throw a pity party because of the gravity of the challenge the woman was facing, rather asked “woman what do you have?” Can you imagine that? A woman came crying for help and you are asking her what does she have? Naturally, the woman answered “I have nothing”. Is that not like many believers? You are so overwhelmed with the challenge that what you have in your hand looks like nothing. The prophet said, woman I can’t help you until you show me what you have because God’s word functions by sowing and reaping. She then suddenly remembered that she had only a cruise of oil. Beloved, that little is all you need to jump start the miracle of God in your life.
What you consider little is nothing but a seed. No one knows the power of a seed. Don’t underestimate the gift of God in you. There is no one that is totally useless. There is something you have. There is something you can contribute. There is a gift in you that the world is waiting for. But like the widow, God will do nothing if you cannot see and appreciate the little you have. Don’t go around throwing pity parties. Your challenge is only as big as you make it. You are as important as you see yourself. If you think you are nothing, a nobody, a no-good, there is nothing any one can do about it. But if you see yourself as the extension of God here on earth, if you see yourself as the success that God has made you, then there is absolutely nothing that can stop it. Don’t neglect the little, because God is going to enlarge your coast beyond your wildest imagination.
Further Reading: 2 Kings 4:1-7
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Job 20-21; Evening- Acts 10:24-48