What you have is more than enough
My message to you today is encapsulated in a story.
Once upon a time, there lived a widow in a certain city whose sustenance and freedom of her two sons was being threatened as a result of an unpaid debt. So, she approached the prophet crying for help.
To proffer a solution to her problem however, the prophet asked, “What can I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in your house”?
Her reply was rather discouraging as it indicated she did not count what she had in the house as something substantial enough to bring the solution she so wanted. This was obvious in her response: “Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil”.
But thankfully, the prophet gave her instructions on what to do with the jar of oil that it may be converted to a product that she could sell and pay the debt.
I know by now you will be thinking about the significance of this story. Follow me closely, I will show you in the paragraphs below.
Many a times, the increase you seek lies in your ability to see what you have on the inside of you as important and capable enough to make you thrive in life — no matter how minute it may seem.
Sometimes, like that widow, your jar of oil might be your complexion, gifts, talents, intelligence, skills and so on. But until you see these things as resourceful and capable enough to yield the results, you will keep chasing shadows.
In light of this my friend, I want you to never forget that God has created everyone with all that he/she needs to excel in life. Thus, it is your own responsibility to see those things, and make something out of them. You must know your space and fill it, and always remember that what you have is more than enough to get you to where you are going.
Elisha asked her, “What can I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” She said , “Your servant has nothing except a jar of oil.” — 2Kings. 4:2 (CSB)