God is all sufficient. If He is asking you to do big things for Him, don’t limit Him by looking at your resources. By saying God, I don’t have enough money, you are limiting Him by looking at what you have the resources to do. You need to believe that God can provide you with extra. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Eph. 3:20). He can make you sufficient in all things so you may abound in every good work. “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work” (2 Cor. 9:8).
I know that there are people that God has more for. God wants you to reach out and touch people’s lives and make a difference and yet many times we limit God because of our small thinking. Many times, we think of poverty and yes, it takes money to accomplish what God calls us to do. But if it’s God’s desire, then get to that position where you do what you need to do and the money will be there.
You can either live down here and think poor and barely get along or you can begin to think bigger and do what you need to do, and the money will be there for that. We limit God when we try to accomplish God’s will out of our own resources. If you are doing what God has told you to do, God will supernaturally supply. This was what He said to the disciples. He said you give them something to eat. And immediately, they pulled their wallets out, oh God we don’t have enough money.
37 But he answered, “You give them something to eat.” They said to him, “That would take more than half a year’s wages! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?” 38 “How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.” When they found out, they said, “Five-and two fish.” 39 Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. (Mark 6:37-40).
He sent His disciples into the crowd to see what was there. They came back and reported that they had gotten a lad who had five loaves of bread and two fish. This was food in abundance. This was more sufficient even though it was meant to feed one person. We are talking about the all-sufficient God. This food was a lunch for a little boy but it was sufficient to feed thousands of people because the all-sufficient God can produce extra (see Eph. 3:20).
God is all sufficient, don’t limit Him to what you see in the physical natural realm. “41 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42 They all ate and were satisfied, 43 and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. 44 The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand” (Mark 6:41-44).
41And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all. The Bible says He looked up and blessed what He had instead of cursing it. Whatever God has given you, bless it because He is an all-sufficient God. Most of us will say, Lord, I know you told me to do this, but I don’t have enough and we will curse it. We say this is not sufficient, so we curse what’s in our hands. We curse what we have instead of blessing it. Jesus only had five loaves and two fish. He didn’t have more than the disciples had, but He blessed what He had instead of cursing it.
He looked up, it’s more than talking about He raised His head. Do you know what He did? He saw past the five loaves and the two fish. And He looked past the physical into the spiritual. Jesus saw the five loaves and two fish as sufficient to feed the five thousand men. Of course, there were women and children. There may be at least fifteen thousand people, and He saw this little bit of food as being sufficient to feed all the people, because He saw on the inside rather than on the outside.
Not only did they feed these people, but they also gave them second, third, and as much as they wanted, and they took twelve baskets full of fragments left over. When you look up, you can see beyond what’s happening, you are able to see that God is more than sufficient. Your spiritual understanding will be enlightened. So, learn to always look up to see your all-sufficient God whenever you are faced with a problem!