Use what you have!

Losing your job has to be difficult, but it’s a reality for many Americans.  People who have labored diligently for Bank of America, Circuit City, and Wachovia, to mention a few, have had to vacate their positions.  Just imagine the thoughts that cross their minds: “How will I pay my mortgage?”, “Will I find another job?”, “Why did this happen to me?”  Worse, imagine how frightening they might be if they weren’t good stewards of their finances.

We can get so attached to the securities associated with an opportunity that life without the opportunity seems impossible.  Sometimes, however, God has to close one door to show us a more permanent, promising, and prosperous opportunity elsewhere.  The woman whom Elisha met in this story had grown attached to her husband (revenue source), and when he died, leaving debts she couldn’t pay, she panicked.  Elisha, however, helped her realize the precious possession she had – the flask (small amount) of olive oil that she deemed insufficient.  This pot of oil was more than enough, for the woman paid off her debts and had some “pocket change” left over (see 2 Kings 4:7).

Maybe the madness you’re experiencing is a blessing in disguise.  All of the business ideas haven’t been exhausted, and the small idea you have could explode.  Use what you have, and by faith, trust God to sustain what He starts through you!

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think (Ephesians 3:20, New Living Translation).