So what is in your hand? Did you do some thinking about that question? Let’s continue this journey.
When God asked Moses what he had in his hand, surely God knew already. Why did He then ask? Because Moses had to realise that there was something he already had that he could use. When he recognised what was in his hand, God told him what to do with it.
When the prophet asked the widow what she had in her house, she had to think what she could contribute to solving her problem. When she recognised that she still had some oil left, God could multiply it for her.
There are more stories like this in the Bible. And many people will give you true accounts of their own experiences in the same scenario.
So now that you know what you have in your hand, ask God what to do with it.
Yesterday, I posted a really nice email I got from a special friend. The message of the email was to water the areas in your life that you want to bloom.
Today, I want to ask you a question: What is in your hand?
So often we pray for things that we want, but we don’t do anything worthwhile with the things we have. Jesus said that if you have proven yourself faithful in the little things, He will in turn trust you with bigger things.
For instance – it’s no use praying for a smarter job, but the spare time you have in your hand, you spend in front of the TV instead of investing it in a better qualification. It’s no use praying for a partner, but you don’t build your relationship with your First Love – Jesus.
So stop and think for a moment – what do you have in your hand? What did God give to you already and what are you doing with it? Think about time and money among other things. What are you trusting God for? Have you proved yourself trustworthy with the things you have in your hand?
I think we all have some soul searching to do.
There’s an old saying: “The grass is always greener on the other side.” At some point in life, everyone looks at their circumstances and thinks, “If only. If only I had a better job. If only my spouse were like so-and-so. If only I had gone to college. If only I had the opportunities so-and-so had.” We look around and think everyone else has it better than we do. But I believe comparison is just a trick of the enemy to get us off course and keep us from God’s best. Comparison is the thief of joy, and if the enemy can steal our joy, he has stolen our source of strength.
See, I don’t believe the grass is greener on the other side; I believe the grass is greener where you water it. In other words, we have to tend to the things that are important to us if we want to see those areas of our lives blossom and grow. If you want better relationships, you have to invest in the people around you. If you want a better job, you have to invest in your skill set to qualify for that job and then go after it.
We all have the capacity to come up higher. God has given us all tremendous opportunities, but if we are focused on what everyone else has, we’ll miss out on what God has especially for us!
Today, instead of comparing, decide to cultivate the dry, fallow areas of your life. Begin to water and invest in the areas in which you want to see change. Get a vision and dedicate it to the Lord. As you take responsibility and tend to what the Lord has given you, I believe He’ll pour out His blessing and favour, and you’ll see your life flourish beyond anything you could have ever hoped or dreamed.
If you care for your orchard, you’ll enjoy its fruit
Proverbs 27:18 – The Message