When I sit down to write a post, sometimes I have content and an outline of what I want to write and other times I’m going off the top of my head, what’s on my heart or what’s been in my spirit at that moment. Today is one of those times. I have no outline, no pre planned words or scriptures. I just feel like writing. I have an anxious feeling right now as my family and I are working on finally getting our new home. At this moment we don’t know the outcome, but we remain faithful and hopeful in knowing that God’s will, will be done. Isn’t it nice to know that you don’t have to worry about things? I don’t do well with stress and I try to live as carefree as possible to reduce it. I realized when I worry, I take the control from God. I assume the position of being God when that was never my title or role. His will should be our way. I don’t want to worry, I don’t want to figure out. I will do what God tells me to do with what I have.
It reminds me of the story of Elisha and the widow’s oil in 2 Kings 4. The widow was in debt after her husband’s death and creditors were coming to take her son if she couldn’t pay. I love what Elisha asked her, “What shall I do for you and what do you have in the house?” It may seem like a common question but this question, after reading this story several times, provoked working faith. The widow then tells Elisha that all she has is a jar of oil and Elisha basically says that that is enough and all God needs. I love that! As long as we are willing to go to God with our needs and allow him to use what we have, He will work on our behalf. Reading the widow’s story always helps me to remember to release control and worry of things and ask God what it is He wants me to do and use for His glory. We can read this story in several ways and get different revelations from it, but this is my revelation that I have had recently from this story and I’m so grateful for it. God has shown me through his word what He will do and can do because, after all, He is God!
Whatever that thing is that allows God to make a difference in your life, know that He can use it. I challenge you everyday, but especially this month of Thanksgiving, to give thanks to God for what you have, and use what you have for Him to multiply in miraculous ways. Release control and worry and know that what you already have is enough and all our mighty God needs.
For His Glory,