We are all expected to contribute in the kingdom of God. But just like in the real world, the church lives with the 80/20 rule. Twenty per cent of the people do all the work and ministry and eighty percent let them. We have made it ok to not be active in the kingdom. We’ve made it ok to let other people do what we don’t have time for.
To be fair, a lot of people feel that they just don’t have anything to contribute. When you are still learning, it feels like there’s nothing to give. I understand, but let’s look at what God did with a little boy’s lunch. It was not fancy. It was not professionally prepared. It was as plain and simple as you could make it. That’s the lunch that God used to feed His people.
If you feel like you have nothing to offer, you need to look again. Everything that you have learned to date is enough to offer. If you only know a little, then that’s what you share with others. And if you have learned a lot over the years, then you have even more to share. Just do it. Life is just as busy for the twenty percent as it is for the eighty. But when you give what you have to God, He does amazing things with it. Your little lunch can go a very long way.