// Louder than the voice that whispers “you’re unworthy”, hear the sound of love that tells a different story. //
Come As You Are: Pocket Full Of Rocks
Don’t compare yourself to someone who’s not on your journey.
So the title is a bit of an oxymoron. Today I want to talk about the people who think they are basically unbroken. The people that feel they haven’t lived a “bad” life, so they don’t have a testimony to tell. Also for the people who think they don’t have enough dirt in their life that they couldn’t minister to anyone. So let’s begin.
The day of thanksgiving.
So through this week, I wanted to find someone in the Bible that had “no” testimony. Someone that thought we’ll probably how some people in the same state feel. So I popped over to John 6. The story of the feeding of the 5,000. So why bring this up. It’s straight forward right? Wrong. You see the Bible comes in many shapes and forms. It reveals new parts of itself to those who want to know the truth.
A boy and his lunch.
So at the beginning of this passage, there are many people hungry for hope. There were people on people with people to spare.
“Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?”
John 6:5 NKJV
“Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.”
John 6:7 NKJV
So the problem was there were a lot of people and no food to eat. Then came a boy.
“There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”
John 6:9 NKJV
So this random boy who was walking with his food was no one special. Just a boy. Even the disciples said it, his gift was nothingness. Right?
We can compare ourselves to this boy. We don’t know his story. Where he was going. Why was he going there? What we do know is this kid yet so small had something to offer.
Take that for you, you have something to offer. It may look insignificant but in reality, it is perfect and right on time.
Now you see it. Now you don’t.
“And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.”
John 6:11 NKJV
Jesus set the multitude to overflow. Each person got what they wanted. Jesus knew the need and gave forth provision. He also set in an opportunity for the boy to be used.
Don’t you think this boy could have easily said, “I’m gone? Good luck with feeding these people!” He probably had the opportunity to do many things. But this boy chose to let Jesus use what little he did have.
Comparison of-of the monster that takes.
Comparison is a terrible life stealer. If you always compare yourself to everyone else, you’ll never realize how God made you special. God made you with a purpose and a plan. Why do you try to compare yourself with a journey you were never meant to bare?
In our culture today it is a fight. From actors, models, & Hollywood propaganda; we can’t even be happy with the things around us. We become creatures that need more. Even worse we become creatures that need to change ourselves to fit someone else’s mold.
You are perfect right now. You have everything you need. You will not go without. You are not missing out. God has you. Someone desperately needs to hear this.
You may not have gone through 5 types of hell to get to where you are. That’s ok. That was never your journey. You can minister to people like you. Even better He gives you a sphere of influence that only you can reach. Just by being you.
Join us next week as we close this series off with the price of brokenness. You won’t want to miss it.
Hello friends, I’m Marco. I’m an RN, & founder of Four Winds, a ministerial blog.
I have a heart for this generation to know who they are & whose they are. I also contend for revival to cover college campuses. As well as preach the word until every nation has heard. Sharing Jesus with all, & showing the love that was once shown me.