I have been looking at my life and all the things that
need to be done. I have seen the plans I have and the
things I want to do and have realized things are not
I am not earning the salary that will help me get all the
things I need, that will get me to the places I want to
In other words, I don’t have much in my hands as far
as resources are concerned. Money, knowledge, skill
and so on.
But does that mean I should give up?
Does that mean I should dream small?
Does that mean I should change the way I pray?
Does that mean I have to abandon some things?
You might be in the same boat as me. You look
at your life and you don’t have enough. You don’t
have much in your hands. What do you do?
Some people tend to make their dream smaller.
They pray pocket sized prayers to fit what they
see in their hands but is this what God wants us
As I was thinking about all this I realized something,
God doesn’t want us to down size anything!
He didn’t make a mistake when He gave us the desires
that are in our hearts.
So for example,
If I have a desire to travel the world but I don’t have the
money right now it doesn’t mean I should abandon the dream!
The enemy would like us to give up on the dreams that
have been planted in our hearts but don’t.
God is not looking at what is in your hands to bless you.
He is not waiting for you to get everything in order so
He can bless you! (We are surely doomed if He is waiting
for us to get ourselves sorted out!) He is not waiting for
you to get the right salary so He can start opening doors
for you…!!! Get that kind of thinking out of your head right
now. It will stop you from getting God’s best!!!
You must stop looking at what’s in your hand if you
want God to move and bless you!
Jesus looked up and saw a crowd of people coming
toward Him. He said to Philip, “where can we buy
enough bread for all these people to eat?”
He asked Philip this question to test him. Jesus
already knew what He planned to do.
Philip answered, “we would all have to work a
month to buy enough bread for each person here
to have only a little piece!” John 6:5-7
I feel like this is my story. Situations happen
in my life and Jesus is asking, “where can we
buy enough bread for all these people to eat?”
And I keep making the mistake of looking at what
is in my hand!
What do you do when He asks you that question?
Philip did the same thing. He knew that Jesus was the
Messiah but what was the first thing he did? He looked at
what was in his hands!!!
The truth is, JESUS already knows what He has planned
He is testing you so you can look to Him! He has so
much in store for you but all those things are in
a realm that are way beyond your capabilities in
every sense of the word!
I am here to say, stop looking at what you have
in your hands!
Your life may not be adding up, you don’t have the
slightest idea where you are going to get money
to go to university, you don’t have an inkling of
how you are going to start that business, you don’t
have enough money to take care of your family.
I am here to encourage you to look to the Lord!
He knows what He has planned to do in your life.
No matter how impossible your situation seems
He knows what He is going to do.
Then Elisha said, Hear the word of the Lord.
Thus says the Lord: Tomorrow about this time
a measure of fine flour will sell for a shekel and two
measures of barley for a shekel in the gate of
Samaria! 2 Kings 7:1
The Israelites were under siege by the Samarians
with no hope of escape. Food had run out, so things
were getting really bad. Israel was in a really bad
situation. There was no one to turn to. There was
no help coming but despite all those undeniably difficult
circumstances the man of God declares a word. It was
in-conceivable to think everything would be back to normal
the next day.
Then the captain on whose hand the king leaned answered
the man of God and said, If the Lord should make windows
in heaven, could this thing be? But Elisha said, You shall
see it with your own eyes, but you shall not eat of it.
2 Kings 7: 2
The captain looked at what was in his hand. He heard the
word of the Lord but instead of trusting the word
from God he looked at what was in his hand.
The lesson can’t be any clearer. Look to the Lord who
knows what He is going to do. Our job is not to figure
out the “how”. Our job is to trust in the Lord with
all of our hearts even if things don’t make sense.
As sons and daughters of God let us start taking our
focus off what is in our hands and instead looking