USE WHAT YOU HAVE

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Mark 14:6-8  But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me.  For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always. She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial. NKJV

At the age of ten, a young boy accepted an offer from his neighbor to walk into town every day and buy groceries. This meant a two mile walk into town and a two mile walk back. At the end of the year, the young boy received his pay for the job. It consisted of thirteen eggs and the loan of a setting hen.

Most of us would think that the boy was not compensated fairly for his work. But when the boy placed his eggs under the hen, twelve of them hatched. Because of his ability to raise chickens, the flock soon numbered several hundred.  At the age of eighteen, when the boy counted his chickens, not by the hundreds, but by the thousands – he sold them and entered college.  At the age of twenty-two, he possessed a college education because a neighbor had given him thirteen eggs and the loan of a setting hen.

There are simple principles which Jesus taught that are true but very hard for people to believe:

The person who uses well small things, abilities and opportunities will be given more.

Luke 16:10 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much;

Matt 25:29 ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; . . .

The person who habitually neglects small things, abilities, and opportunities will lose even the small amount he has

Luke 16:10  “. . . .and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.

Matthew 25:29 “ . . . but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. NKJV

Some thoughts:

What little seeds are you planting now that will grow and bear fruit later?

What little opportunities are you seizing now that will result in more and bigger opportunities later?

Do you have the habit of using what you have or are you waiting for the big break?  Jerrie Barber

 

It is the small things that make such a difference.  Be faithful in little, and you will be faithful in much. What a lesson! Little things do mean a lot!  Tommy