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Five Loaves and Two Fishes

“It’s not much,” I can almost hear the young boy say as he hands over his five barley loaves and two small fishes to the disciples. It was the feeding of the five thousand. But surprisingly enough, the crowd ate to their heart’s content, and there were twelve baskets of leftovers, not one, not two, but twelve.

However, the first step to this miracle was that the young boy had been willing to share what he had.

So what do you have? Yes, in your hands. Perhaps you think it’s too small to make a difference, but it may just be what someone else needs to step into the place of their assignment; to do what God has called them to do.
I ask you, therefore, to give God what you’ve got and watch Him multiply it right before your eyes.

Or perhaps someone’s already out there doing the same thing you’ve been called to do, and for that reason, you’ve taken a step back.

But the truth is there’s a uniqueness to each one of us, yes, even when we’ve been given very similar assignments. And we can see that from the synoptic gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Each of these men recorded the life and ministry of Jesus Christ in their unique way, without deviating from the truth they’d been asked to convey.

There’s something that God has put in us for others. Something we were uniquely designed for, which is why we all need to be more proactive with what we have.
But it’s not just about the assignment; the timing is just as crucial because, for some of those to whom we have been assigned, this may well be their last opportunity to be saved or to be all that God has called them to be.

So, be prompt in your obedience. Let God find you faithful with what He’s given you. If that little boy hadn’t been willing to share his lunch, we would have never known what God could do with five barley loaves and two small fishes.

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