Victory, It’s in the Faith

Sometimes we place our own limitations on the extent of our blessings. Someone once said, it is better to have high goals and achieve half of them than it is to have no goals and reach all of them.

II Kings 4:1-3
Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.
And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? Tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not anything in the house, save a pot of oil.
Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

Notice that Elisha did not give his complete rationale behind borrowing the vessels; she simply had to trust the man of God and do as he had instructed her. It was easy to understand what to do with those vessels that had a little something in them, but what about those that were empty? her blessing

Also, notice that the amount of vessels that she collected determined the extent of her blessing. Had she been lazy and collected but a few vessels, she would have received a small blessing; and had she gone all out and collected a multitude of vessels she would have received an enormous blessing. The oil continued to flow until she had ran out of vessels.