• “Loneliness is a required course for leadership.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Mite or Might? by Michelle

 

The other day at work, a resident asked me what I was doing? ( Be in mind these are mostly alzheimer’s residents.) Knowing that she was not asking because she really wanted to know, but probably because she herself was being restless and was watching as I was hustling about, and probably wanted to “help.”

So, I told her 3 things that I was about to do, all these things to pertaining to work of course. After the first two, I still wasn’t sure about the third, so I told her “then I might….” and then whatever it was at that moment.  She ecstaticly tells me, “You sure do have a lot of “mights” in there!” I laughed to myself then kept going, thinking about what she had said.

Two ways in which this spoke to me:

1. How my heart can waver, – My decision at the time was not based on what the Lord was speaking to me about or what really needed to be done, but instead on depending on how the first things went and how the rest of the day went would I get this third thing done. (And yes I know this is just work, but is my heart wavering in other areas of life?)

2. The widow’s “mite”

How many “mights” or “mites” am I holding onto so that the Lord can have ALL.

Because I hold onto my mites, my might is not all in Him.

“..but she of her WANT did cast in all she had, even ALL her living.”

The greek word for ‘want’ is “husteresis” which translates to “falling short.” The same root greek word is used in Rom. 3:23  ”For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”  So because she has fallen short of God’s glory with what she had, this is why she gave it to Him for His glory, to perfect that which she lacked already.

She threw in all her “strength”, so that she mite (might) have His. She knew her might would not suffice but His would.

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