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“More than Enough” by Ifeoma Samuel

Your Little is Enough

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.

“Lord, 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?

Do you give in to thoughts like  “you are not gifted enough for His use ?

My kids showed me how God uses even our inadequacies so we can fully rely on Him.

You don’t have to wait to be some great speaker or mentor or teacher or so and so person to be fit for the masters use.

Consider our body parts: not all can be the eyes or the nose or the mouth or even our internal organs.

When one part of your body doesn’t function well, our whole body feels it too.

Now you see, the little in your hand is useful, valuable and great priced.

The little in your hand is great in the sight of God

That little is important to His Kingdom

Your little is more than enough

God did put it there in the first place. He knows what you need and has placed them in you.

You don’t lack anything because he says we are complete in Him.

As long as we dwell in His presence, He fills up our emptiness, He saturates our void.

All we need to do is to embed ourselves in Him so He can use us the way He wants for His glory.

We feel inadequate when we want to achieve all without Him.

He magnifies the little in our hand when we open up our hearts and surrender it to Him.

You don’t have to wait to become so great before you start what He has set for you.

God can use that little in our hand to save a city. Just like on the day David trusted God as he held those little stones. We too can trust God as we hold our gifts n our hands ready to put them to good use.

 God can use the gifts he has given us to do wonders

Don’t say you have nothing

Don’t say who will notice

Don’t say what you have ain’t useful

Just show up as David did, Be diligent, Do your little with joy.

Finally, know that Your Little is More Than Enough

 By His Great Grace,

Ifeoma Samuel

Ifeoma Samuel

Ifeoma Samuel is a member of the Ruby Blogger Team and a contributor to the Ruby for Women magazine. You can read more of her inspirational blog posts at

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  • Thanks Beth for sharing your blog post with us today!
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    The Bible study on the Book of Esther is now available here at the Ruby for Women Community Page!

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  • Good morning Susan and all - if you click on the title of each blog post, it will take you to that post. Also, you can click on the Bible study title and it should take you to the Bible study page . . . . I will be uploading the first Bible study lesson later today. Be sure to let us know if that doesn't work for you or if you have any other questions. Thanks for your patience! Nina
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  • Today's words of wisdom on the Ruby for Women blog: "Giving our Time to God" by Erin Stephens
    http://rubyforwomen.com/2016/04/giving-our-time-to-god-by-erin-step...
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“More than Enough” by Ifeoma Samuel

Your Little is Enough

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