Doing The Best With What you’ve Got

Ben Arment shares a great story about an unlikely winner.

“At the Kentucky Derby in 2009, the absolute least-likely horse to win the race blew away the competition.

"Mine that Bird" had a long-standing losing streak. So he surprised everyone by pulling ahead of the pack and actually winning. "An impossible result," according to the announcer.

When the jockey was asked how the horse won, he said, "I rode him like a good horse ."

The answer from the jockey made me think of church and ministry.  We are not responsible for what we don’t have.  We are not responsible for not having enough gifting.  What we are responsible for is to do the best we can with what we’ve got.

We may not have the best of facilities or equipment, but we have to ride it like a good horse.  We may not have the greatest of ability in certain areas of our life, but we have to ride it like a good horse. 

Too often we tend to focus on the things that we cannot do much about.  We must ride like we are riding a good horse.  I am a firm believer in the Scripture that says, “When you are faithful in the least, I will make you ruler over much.”  If we do the best we can with what we have, God will give us more.  When we ride an unlikely horse like a good horse, God will make that horse a winner.

We must try to expand our abilities.  We must try to enhance what we have, but ultimately, it is in God’s hands to help us get to the next level.  If you feel incapable of greatness, know that the underdog wins often.  Do your best with what you have and God will give you increase.

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