What is in your hands?

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A few weeks ago, a revered mentor of mine asked a question that I keep repeating to myself. The question is a simple one, but very powerful!

I feel the need to ask you the same question today. What is in your hands? What are you doing with the abilities you have? Is there any responsibility you have not taken seriously for some time now? What have you been blessed with that you take for granted?

Often, we focus on what we do not have, rather than focusing on we what we have. Refusing to utilize what is already given to us and focusing on what is not available, is a very harmful practice that is capable of keeping us stagnant in life’s journey.

Dr Cindy Trimm says something that gets to me all the time. She emphasizes the fact that whatever we need to succeed in life and be all that God has ordained us to be, is already inside of us. I find this saying very accurate. You already have everything you need to move to the next level!

I don’t know what to call it, but I have also realised that most of the time, we look down on what we have. A large percentage of people may agree that they have something that has been given to them, perhaps a talent. However, they feel that what they have is not as ‘interesting’ or ‘good enough’ as what others have. What a limiting mindset!

In summary, I urge you to appreciate what you have for now. Whatever it may be. Start with what you have, be faithful with it and in due season, there will be an increase. Certain principles govern life, and faithfulness is one of them.

Dr Myles Munroe of blessed memory once said that the richest place in the world is the cemetery. He said this based on the fact that so many people have died with giftings and abilities that they never explored. Don’t die without maximising what has been given to you. To whom much is given, much is expected.

I would also like to admonish you to stop waiting for a perfect season or time to use what has been given to you. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 11:4 (paraphrased) that a person who waits for perfect conditions will never get anything done. I have a dear friend who always tells me that the best time to start anything is now. I extend that advice to you today.

Start now; stop waiting for perfection. Perfection does not exist.

Love, Sharimam.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Lima says:

    If you determine in your heart and spirit to find more, you will always find more, It’s all within us. Welcome back, you have been missed. Thank you for this wonderful post, very timely♥️

  2. Sharimam says:

    Lima🤗🤗🤗
    Oh my. You have articulated my thoughts in a profound way. “If you determine in your heart and Spirit to find more, you will always find more”. So trueee! I wish we can all keep this at the back of our minds so we are able to make progress in life. God help us all🙏🙏

    Thank you for your kind words!
    I definitely missed being active on this platform and interacting with all the wonderful people I have gotten to meet like yourseld. I am glad to be back and it’s so good to hear from you!!

  3. Awesome. This is indeed a wake call for me to begin to put what I have to work.

    This write up just reminded of Moses in exodus 4:2, where he was asked to go to Egypt to speak with Pharaoh and he kept on complaining. God asked him a simple question “what’s in your hands”. His answer was “a staff”. Reading through the scripture you would see how God used the staff to show forth His glory.

    The sooner we realize that what’s in our hand (our potential, capabilities etc) is
    more powerful than our imagination; the quicker our manifestation.

    I have learnt to stop limiting myself.. thanks Sharimam

  4. Sharimam says:

    Thank you Martha for reading & leaving a comment. ❤❤❤

    My mentor actually narrated the story of Moses after asking this question. From the story of Moses, like you rightly stated, God can use anything to show forth His glory. We must stop limiting Him with our small thinking.

    God help us🙏

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