Whether you discover your strengths through the Leading From Your Strengths assessment/consultation so you can move forward in new business start-up or a new blog start-up … or wherever you need a “cheerleader” to believe with you even when you forget your vision or hope or dream, let’s talk about how it can happen for you. God will use the “loaves and fishes” you bring to Him. I’m excited for all that God has in mind for you. God loves to show Himself strong in the lives of His children. He likes to take the little we think we have and turn it into so much more than we could dream or imagine.
That’s the reason for Loaves and Fishes Life Coaching. The name came from the verses in the Bible where Jesus has been teaching the multitudes all day and they are hungry, so the disciples come to Jesus and ask Him what to do. They reason that it would cost a small fortune and a lot of precious time if they have to go into town and buy the huge amount of food that would be needed for such a great multitude.
Jesus response is the same thing He says to us: A sort of “What’s that you have in your hand?” He tells them the same thing he said to Moses when Moses thought the task was too big for him to do. Jesus calls us to tasks that are too big for us, but not too big for Jesus and us working together.
So, He tells the disciples to go and figure out what is already available. They come back to Him to say all they found is “five loaves and two fish” (Mark 6:34) and so He has everyone sit down (maybe so they can all witness the miracle about to happen).
“And when He had taken the five loaves and two fish, He looked up to Heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all.” (Mark 6:41)
Here’s the cool part: “So they all ate and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men.” (Mark 6:42-44) Do you see that? 5,000 men ate and were filled…on five loaves and two fish!
That’s the cool part because that’s how God is with us, too. We think what we have is not enough; and then when we bring it to Him, He blesses it and multiplies it. And many benefit from what we bring to Him for blessing.
God will use the loaves and fishes we bring to Him. Trust Him! But, the big catch is: we have to BRING it to HIM. That means we have to choose to trust even if it is scary. Even if it seems dumb by the world’s standards. God’s ways are not the world’s ways. What is it you want to do? Start your own business? Start a blog? Learn what your strengths are and then how to implement them into your daily life? Simplify your life? Learn a new skill?
Bring what you have and watch what He can do!