Economics talks about scarcity of resources and the need to prioritize your unlimited needs. The concept of scale of preference plays critical role in affairs of life.
Let’s talk about scarcity of resources today. The widely acceptable belief is that your resources are limited relative to your needs. You want this, you want that, yet not enough money to buy all. As I pondered on this concept and tried to see the connection it has with God’s Word, I noticed the correlation is negative.
Let’s look at how Mark narrated the miracle of feeding 5000 men and their families with the few loaves of bread. Ref: Mark 6:30-44
When Jesus talked about feeding crowd before dispersing them, the disciples had different view. They thought about how impossible it was to feed the numbers at that moment. It was just impossible to feed such crowd at that remote location. Think about instances when after assessing requirements for a project, job, or something you really wanted to do and just concluded that you don’t qualify. They said what you and I would likely to say that “We’d have to work for months to earn enough money to buy food for all these people!” (Mark 6:37, NLT)
Although the disciples were right with their analysis, Jesus had different view. Jesus knew that LITTLE in God’s Hands was more than ENOUGH. He asked them to bring the little bread they had, He prayed over them, and the Miracle happened.
Romans 12:2 (NLT) says “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.“
Maybe all you have at this time of the year is LITTLE. Economics principles will tell you it’s not enough. Human reasoning will tell you that you need time to let it grow, or like the disciples, you are wondering “I’d have to work for months to earn enough money”. Maybe what you seek to achieve this year is beyond reach. Maybe every analysis you have done is true but there is another realm which has different set of rules. The LITTLE you have, when placed in God’s Hands, is more than ENOUGH.