I love the story in 2 Kings about the widow who comes to Elisha for help. Elisha tells her to borrow as many empty jars as she can, and then begin to pour the little oil she has remaining in her own jar into all the empty jars.
Miraculously, her one little jar fills all of the empty jars she had borrowed! It was only after the empty jars had been filled that her jar of oil stopped pouring. When she sold the full jars of oil, she was able to pay off her debts and have enough left over to take care of her and her sons.
We always have something.
In our eyes our something may appear as nothing. The widow originally told Elisha, “I don’t have a thing. Except a tiny bit of oil.”
But if God has given you something, that something is everything you need.
Your something is everything to you, and it’s a blessing to others too.
What do you have to do with your something? Pour it out on those who have nothing.
For how long? Until all the places of nothing are full. Once all the nothing is filled with something, you can stop.
And then what? Then you will find that your something with God’s blessing is everything you need!
God has given you something that those with nothing need. So perhaps a good prayer for all of us is—God, show me today what something You have given to me, and where You want me to pour my something into someone’s nothing.