Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser
Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser
“ 41Taking 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).
Look to God and see past the physical. Many of you know that God has more for you than what you are experiencing. You know it, you have heard from God, some of you know the details, some of you know the business that God wants you to do and yet you are far from accomplishing it. Part of that is because you are not allowing yourself to see yourself successful. This is just like Jesus taking the five loaves and two fish and just stopping there. If that was the only resource He had, He wouldn’t have seen it multiply. But He looked up. He saw past the physical into the spiritual. He saw what was possible. “4 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves” (Mark 6:41).
If you can see it on the inside, then you can see it on the outside. That was what Jesus did and because of that this miracle took place. God has a plan for you and it’s bigger than what you think. You must take the limits off. Look to the all-sufficient God and just allow yourself to start seeing God’s will coming to pass in your life. I know that there are so many 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. We look at our physical natural resources instead of looking at the all-sufficient God who can produce exceedingly, abundantly beyond what we imagine or ask (see Eph. 3:20).
If you own a business, don’t imagine the business struggling and failing even if it is. I’m not denying that things happen in the natural. But go beyond that, like Jesus did. Lift up your eyes, look beyond what’s in your hand and see it the way God wants it to be. Discover what God can do in you and through you. Look to the all-sufficient God. Cast all your cares on Him and believe that He can take care of them. Take the word of God and see yourself succeeding in that business, see yourself prospering, see yourself healed, see your marriage working, see your children transformed.
Jesus took what was meant for one person and used it to feed the many. God gives us His revelation to broaden our view of who He is. We need to be totally dependent on God. We need to look to the all-sufficient God. We need to depend on His word and promises. His word is sufficient. Whatever you are going through, God wants you to come to His throne of Grace and open your heart to Him. He will lead you and guide you. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps. 119:105).
Our steps are ordered by the Lord. God wants to order your steps right now. Don’t bring logic into the situation. He wants you to trust Him. He wants you to move in faith. Logic is not what you should be looking for at any point in time. Faith is what you need. Trust God, hold onto His word, be obedient to the word of God, and He will direct your steps. His name is above every other name. There’s nothing that’s impossible for Him. All we must do is to totally depend on Him, by placing our lives in His hands.
At the end of this miracle, there were leftovers, huge amounts of surplus. “42 They all ate and were satisfied, 43 and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish” (Mark 6:42-43).
Put your doubts aside and align yourself with the word of God. God will bless whatever is in your hands and multiply it to overflowing. You were called to serve God and to serve the world. When you give Him what you have, God will touch your natural and make it supernatural. You will be walking in big open spaces.
You may be feeling rejection and low self-esteem, but suddenly you will be walking in completeness, knowing who you are in God. Knowing that you were called of God, and that you’ve got a destiny on your life. Knowing that you’ve got a hope and a future. Because you gave what you’ve got in your hand, you aligned yourself with the word of God. Then you just experience an overload of abundance in your life because God has blessed you to overflowing.
You are limitless in Christ. Life is about who you are connected to and not your circumstances. It doesn’t matter how you see yourself limited or how people limit you, you are limitless in God. God’s word spoken over your life is sufficient. God’s word is sufficient, and that’s all we need. When Jesus says yes nobody can say no. “Who is he who speaks, and it comes to pass, When the Lord has not commanded it?” (Lam. 3:37). His word is powerful and sufficient for us. “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” (Jer. 23:29).
David was seen as a shepherd boy, but he was a king even though His family didn’t honour him. It doesn’t matter if they discriminate against you. God’s word on your life is sufficient to make you succeed. All you need to do is to be obedient and cooperate with God. Abraham was seen as an old man incapable of having children, but God brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be” (Gen. 15:5).
His word is sufficient for you, so just look to the all-sufficient God. God took Abraham outside to look toward heaven so he could see beyond the natural and see it the way God wants it to be seen. That’s exactly what Jesus did for the miracle of the loaves and fish to happen. “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).
Joseph was regarded as a Hebrew slave boy, rapist, prisoner, and a failure in life, but the word said he was a governor. We have to allow our doubts and fears to be diminished. Any negative thought, whatever is coming into your path that’s negative, you do not speak those words. You only speak the word of God over your life. Contradict those negative words and start saying what God says about you. Condemn those words and start saying God’s words over your life. Say what God says about your finances, what God says about your family, and what God says about your future. You’ve got a hope and a future ahead of you. Your future is great when you align yourself with God’s word. When we allow our doubts and our fears to take control, that’s when we stop what God wants to do in our lives. If you’re in that place right now, where you are fearful, you need to align yourself with the word of God.
We should never look at the problem, we need to look at the problem solver. That’s almighty God. What’s Jesus saying about the situation, what’s He saying about your life? Look to the all-sufficient God. Put your trust in Him and cooperate with Him, and all will be well with you.