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Don’t Hold Back

“God can do a miracle with every little thing you give Him.”

Joyce Meyer

The only miracle recorded in all four Gospels is the feeding of the five thousand. God highlighted Mark 6:42 in the Passion Translation Bible. “Everyone had plenty to eat and was fully satisfied.” When we are who God created us to be and when we give back to God what He has given to us, when we share what we possess, any anointing, gifting, talent, or wisdom, then others will have more than enough. When we share our little sack lunch with God, He performs a miracle of multiplication; He meets the needs of others and creates baskets full of left overs.

At times, in my past, I have been hesitant and have kept the gifts God has given to me all to myself, instead of turning them over into God’s hands to multiply. I have held them back, not wanting to share my measly lunch, all because of fear. My insecurities, fear of man, fear of failure, fear of success, and fear of rejection have caused others to be in lack. When I’ve held back, people have missed out on the blessings they could have received from God. 

Other times we hold on to what we have because we think it’s insignificant. We feel like the boy in the story who possessed very little in comparison to the great need, and we surmise that what we have won’t make a difference. Never underestimate the possibility of a miracle, when we turn over what we possess into the hands of the Master of multiplication. 

Spiritual gifts are for the building up of others. God gave us these talents and have anointed them to bless. Let’s not hold back the gifts God has bestowed on us. Give God the little you have and watch Him multiply it for the abundant satisfaction it will bring to others.

“Yet when each of us gives what we have, the miracle of multiplication occurs again.”

Alice Camille

Relevant Reflections:

  1. What do you discount in your life as too little, which when turned over to God’s hands, could be multiplied to meet a need?

  2. How are you holding back the gifts God has generously given to you and for what reason are you keeping them to yourself?

  3. How have you seen God perform a miracle out of the little you’ve given back to Him?


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