Struggling After the Small Stuff

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,” – Ephesians 3:20 ESV

I just watched as Annie, my puppy, strived and struggled to move Hogan’s (the older dog) food bowl. I noticed this went on for a while and so I finally moved the bowl for her.

Under the bowl was 1 (count them 1) piece of dog food. She gobbled it up and went on. This was particularly interesting because her bowl sits untouched and FULL. She hasn’t taken a single bite out of it, yet she spent all that time trying to get one piece from under Hogan’s bowl.

I can’t help but think how often we are like that. We have our heart set on some little thing we must struggle for and God has provided so much more, so much richer blessing, yet we are so caught up in our little endeavor we miss what He has so graciously provided.

The verse above is my favorite. It is a reminder that God has more for us than we can even begin to think we can imagine. If we would just struggling after the leftovers, we would find our cup (and bowl) really does runneth over.

My prayer for you this week is that you will cease struggling for the small stuff long enough to embrace the abundant blessings God has placed before you.

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