During times of hardships like many of us are going through today, it’s not impossible to find ourselves economical with the truth. We do not disclose all the information regarding our circumstances and largely because we do not know the intentions of the people asking us. The temptation is to sing the song of the majority by saying things are hard. We do not disclose information on the little we have left in fear that someone may take advantage of us. The temptation is to want to keep the little we have for as long as it takes. The only challenge with this approach is that God rarely intervenes in our lives until we tell him the truth about our circumstances. When the wife of a certain prophet went to Elisha after her husbands death, Elisha asked that question; what do you have in your house? The lady responded economically short of saying nothing. I have nothing at all except. What she did not know is that the little she had is what God used to change her story. The help we often need does not come from out there but rather from the little we have but we ignore. How often do we contemptuously treat the little we have left whereas it’s the only thing God can use to change our circumstances? Do you go around telling people you have nothing when God can see all the potential He has invested in you? What little has God you given that you are ignoring and treating with contempt. Little in the hands of God is all you need! Stop saying you have nothing!
“Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?” “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.” 2 Kings 4:2 NIV
Last modified: October 9, 2020