If We Continually Put Our Drop in the Bucket…It Will Overflow
Have you ever noticed how often we put restrictions on ourselves? We put up barriers between us and our dreams. We are our own worst enemy.
We tell ourselves, “I could never do that.”
Children on the other hand…don’t see any difference between possible and impossible.
When Jesus fed the 5000 it was a child who stepped up and gave the five loaves and two fish. Notice that he gave them to Jesus…not to the people. He took what he had and gave it to God and let God do the rest.
Think about that…5 loaves and 2 fish fed 5000 men. This is just the men…it doesn’t include the women and children. The actual number was probably closer to 20,000.
You want to talk about something that appears impossible.
The disciples were freaking out, telling Jesus that they needed to send the people to get something to eat, because there’s no way they could feed them all.
Oh, ye of little faith.
Not only did everyone get something to eat…there was more left over than they started with.
This is what God will do for us, if we will just give Him our “loaves and fish”.
It’s not up to us to do the impossible. We’re just supposed to give what we have to God and let Him do the miracle.
We are our own worst enemies. We’re continually telling ourselves that it can’t be done.
Don’t be afraid to dream big, because nothing is impossible for God.
“Great leaders – great achievers – are rarely realistic by other people’s standards. Somehow, these successful people, often considered strange, pick their way through life ignoring or not hearing negative expectations and emotions. Consequently, they accomplish one great thing after another, never having heard that something cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing!“
Persistent Decision, The Traveler’s Gift, Andy Andrews
We’re familiar with what happens when there’s a leaking pipe with a bucket catching the drips. It’s only a matter of time before the bucket runs over if it doesn’t get dumped.
This same principle works when we all give our drips to God. He will multiply them, and the bucket will run over.
We’ve all been given something specific to do. Do whatever that drop is, put it in God’s bucket and watch the bucket run over.