When Your Little is More Than Enough

My Sunday school kids were preparing for a presentation at
church. My plate was full, I wasn’t making Sunday services. My studies had
taken another turn; more work load, more deadlines, more demands apart from
family obligations.

There were lots of ideas rolling in but implementing is another
kettle of fish.
I feel, I am not doing enough. I wish I had time to do more for my kids.”
My strained time was taking a toll on parents support, too. I
was inadequately prepared for the presentation.
To my surprise, the kids don’t see it this way.
They were working hard on their memory verses and somehow my
absence initiated a drive to impress me with their recitations when they got
the chance.

I am proud of my Sunday school kids – not only did they do well,
they taught me a lesson.

Many times we wonder
if what we have is good enough or if we can actually measure up.

The feeling of being
inadequate may deter us from actually pursuing our God- given dreams.
God-given dreams?

you give in to thoughts like  “you are not gifted enough for His use ?
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By His Great Grace,
Ifeoma Samuel

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40 thoughts on “When Your Little is More Than Enough”

  1. You're right, God can use even the little that we've got to give, but sometimes we also need to be sure our priorities show that we've got Him #1 instead of other worldly things.

  2. Hey Ifeoma,

    Yes, I can relate. There are many days I feel overwhelmed, and wish I was able to give more. Thank you for sharing this, as it makes my journey feel more normal. I also discovered that often, the small amount that I am able to give, ends up being an enormous encouragement to others. My guess is that you are impacting people in greater ways than you know. Your comments and words of encouragement have certainly been a blessing to me. Wishing you a blessed and grace filled week!

  3. SO often I feel that what I have to give is not enough, but I have been blessed to see God multiply it enough over the years to realize the power in just plain not giving up!

  4. Such an encouraging post. I guess we have all had moments when we didn't feel good enough to be used by God. Thanks for the reminder that God can take what we consider inadequate or nothing and turn it into more than enough.

  5. I was a children's pastor for 20 years and I so understand what's you're talking about. There were times I thought I was failing and yet unexpected results came about. Have you read Max Lucado's "Small Things in God's Hands?" I cannot read it without tears because it stresses this very point. We give our small and God makes it into large.

  6. This is such a timely post. Although I'm very successful at work and my blog is taking off sometimes I wonder if I measure up. Yet God is so good to remind me even through this post that His grace is sufficient for me.

    Legalism says we must do. At the cross Jesus said done! It's so important to rest in these truths.

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