“And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me.”–Matthew 14:15–18
So often our focus is on what we do not have rather than what we do have. We make excuses, saying we would serve God if we had more talents or we would give if we had more money. No one God has ever used had the resources needed for the work to which He called them. Instead, those who have been used gave what they had to God and trusted Him to make it enough. Very small things—a shepherd’s staff, a young boy’s sling, a widow’s mite, a handful of meal, and a little boy’s lunch made a huge difference when they were given to God.
We should not expect God to do more for us and increase our resources if we are not using what we already have for His work. Jesus said, “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?” (Luke 16:10–11).
We do not need great resources when we have a great God. We simply need to trust Him with what He has given to us, and believe that He will work to supply all of our needs. There are no limits to what God can do when we act in faith. If we keep our eyes on Him, we will find the courage to go forward and He will be faithful.