Mark 6:41-44 says, “And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.”
The disciples of Jesus picked up all the fragments in order to ensure that there was no waste. In John’s account of this incident, a little boy’s surrendered his lunch pack to Jesus. Jesus lifted it up and gave thanks (John 6:5-12). Thanksgiving brings increase. One of the ways through which you can destroy the curse of ingratitude is thanksgiving. Mind your confession during the time of scarcity; don’t join the company of those who confess negatively. Instead of complaining or murmuring, give thanks and you will be amazed. If you are wasteful, God will not commit weighty things into your hands. If you notice any form of waste in any area of your life, deal with it immediately. God is generous but not wasteful.
Seven dimensions of Waste
There are seven dimensions of waste that the enemy loves to attack frontally. Whenever he comes to attack, his aim is to rubbish your testimony, get you frustrated, so that you make wrong confessions and ultimately quit.
- Wasted effort and energy.
This is a situation where people labour like an elephant while eating like an ant. It involves running round laboring with nothing to show for it.
- From today, I will not work like an elephant and eat like an ant in the mighty name of Jesus.
- My effort shall not be reduced to nothing; my energy shall not be wasted on trivialities in the name of Jesus.
- There shall be no more waste in my life in Jesus name.
TO BE CONTINUED………..