"For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away."
Matthew 25:29, NRSV
I wasn't a very good guitar player. Not that I am one now, but my skills have improved a lot in the two weeks of the mission trip. If we count the preparation period before the trip, we can increase the number of weeks to four.
Of course, it is difficult to measure the improvement given that only a few of you have heard I played before, but the callus on the finger tips of my left hand can at least testify the hard works I have put into practices. Let me put it into perspective—my iPhone is not responding to my left fingers too well because of the callus.
I'm not telling you this to brag about it because I wasn't expecting myself to be the one playing guitar during the trip until I knew I had to two weeks before. I am amazed at how true and faithful God's Word is according to the scripture today. His grace even extended to the guitar I used during the trip. Like my skills, that borrowed guitar was not the best instrument. It was also an under sized one. It asked for tuning all the time and every time I did it; I was afraid that its strings would break. Praise the Lord that the high E string broke at the last note of the third last song. That was the only song which the guitar was the principal instrument. Plus, after the string was broken, I could focus more on singing for the last two songs. Isn't His will higher than ours? As long as He wants to, and we are willing to offer, incapable skills and disqualify instruments can turn into something useful to Him.
Was there any thing, (despite not being the best in quality, but it was the best you have to offer) you have offered to God, and He graciously makes it much more useful than you expected? Pray for one another that you are willing to offer everything for His purpose and trust that you will have an abundance of it because of your giving hearts.