“Miss Kim! You forgot the box! We can’t put the toys away!”
I glanced up from the daycare kitchen where I had nearly finished getting lunch on the table for my ten starving children.
They were right. I had indeed forgotten to get the toy bin down for them.
A few minutes earlier, I instructed the kids to start putting their toys away, as lunch would be ready in just a little bit. I store most of the daycare toys on a high shelf in large plastic bins, and I always put the empty bins back on the shelf while the kiddos play.
(I made the mistake of leaving an empty bin on the floor one day. They cracked it beyond repair in seconds. Apparently someone thought it would make a good boat.) 🙂
Although I had told the kids to pick up the toys, they couldn’t do it because they didn’t have everything they needed to get the job done.
Are you ever afraid God won’t supply everything you need to accomplish what He’s asked you to do?
I sure am.
At times His calling on my life seems far, far above what I’m able to do.
I want to step out in faith, but I’m afraid.
Afraid I’ll fail. Afraid I’ll be lacking in some way. Afraid I won’t have everything I need.
I’m sure you’ve felt that way, too.
But as we look through the pages of Scripture, we see God always supplies exactly what His children need, in the moment they need it, to accomplish His will and purpose.
Let’s take a quick look at the life of Moses.
God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. Along the way, he would go up against an angry Pharaoh, the powerful Egyptian army, a dangerous wilderness, hunger, and thirst—not to mention a stubborn and rebellious mob.
Moses felt inadequate, and indeed he was. But in every situation, God supplied what Moses needed in that moment.
He supplied wonders, signs, and plagues to defeat Pharaoh.
He drowned the mighty army under the crashing waves of the Red Sea.
He supplied water in the barren wilderness and manna from Heaven.
He opened up the ground and swallowed up the mob who tried to usurp Moses’ authority.
For every problem, God had a solution.
God gave Moses every single thing he needed to accomplish God’s calling on his life.
And He will do the same for you.
I don’t know what God has called you do to, or how He’s asked you to step out in faith.
But I do know this—what He’s called you to do, He will equip you to do. God never asks us to do something without giving us everything we need to accomplish it.
Take that step of faith.
When you need to put the toys away, God will give you the box. 🙂
“And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?
Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.” (Exodus 4:10-12)
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6)