We see the many needs around us and want to make a difference. But we often doubt we have what it takes to make a meaningful impact. Faith doesn’t require some grand offering, only that we freely give what we have.
Once when the crowds were following Jesus his disciples feared they didn’t have enough to feed everyone. And they were ready to send everyone away.
But Jesus instructed them to feed them with what they had. And as they obeyed, he blessed their small offering and was able to feed everyone with plenty left over.
And this is how faith works for us still.
We don’t have to go “buy” more gifting before we serve those around us.
To be sure, we should always be investing in our excellence and growing it into its highest potential. But we don’t need years of work experience, shiny credentials, or our own business before we’re able to make an impact for good.
We’re called to simply give God what we have in this season.
Perhaps we’re good at working with our hands or figuring out complex problems. Or maybe we have a knack for creative expressions or walking with others through their story.
But whatever our gift, we don’t have to be a professional per se for God to use us. We can humbly, yet faithfully, offer what we have and trust that God will bless it and use it for good.
We miss our opportunity to serve when we send the crowds away because we fear we don’t have enough to give them.
Trust God has given you enough to start serving those around you. Give him what you have and let him bless it and increase it into the more.