That evening the disciples came to him and said, "This is a remote place, and it's already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves."
But Jesus said, "That isn't necessary — you feed them."
"But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!" they answered.
"Bring them here," he said. Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people. They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers. About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children!
— Matthew 14:15-21 NLT
Don't you just love it that the disciples who didn't think they could do anything to feed the whole crowd each got to pick up a basket full of pieces that were left over! Jesus has a way of using, teaching, and rebuking us all at the same time when we don't have faith that what needs to be done can be done with his blessing.
What doors of opportunity is the Lord opening for you to minister through right now? Are you afraid you don't have the resources? Remember — Jesus' power is great when the glory goes to God, ministry is for others, we pool our resources, we offer what we have to him, and we are motivated out of compassion!
Loving and gracious Father, give me courage and faith to believe you can bless my meager resources when I bring them to you. Forgive me for being so timid when you long to use me to minister for your glory. In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.