Have you ever thought that what you had to offer God was embarrassingly small or not enough? Maybe you feel that someone else can do it better than you. Maybe you feel unqualified. Or maybe you feel like you’ve messed up so much in your life that God could never use you. But what if what you have is good enough? What if you — in all your messed up ways — are exactly what God is looking for?

You’re Good Enough – so stop comparing

Stop comparing yourself to what others have to offer. God doesn’t look for the big givers. He isn’t interested in the best talent or the biggest wallet. He isn’t looking for the pastor with the best catchy phrases and a big following. Nor is He looking for the woman who writes the best selling Bible studies. Certainly God uses these people and they do a great work for God. But more than anything, God desires the person who is sold out to Him. He is looking for the willing heart totally surrendered to His plan. Certainly “giving all” can be big gifts, but sometimes it’s just two small coins.

The Widow’s mites were more than enough in the eyes of Jesus

A mite was a tiny copper coin and the smallest in Jewish currency. The two of them together made up a penny. As Jesus watched the people in the temple, this old widow woman caught His attention as she dropped her two tiny mites in the temple coffer. For this widow woman who caught Jesus’ attention, she may have thought all she had to give was two tiny cooper coins, but in doing so, her story was recorded in both Mark’s gospel and Luke’s and from her sacrificial gift, we can learn three things.

The Widow’s small gift was good enough because it was sacrificial

The first thing we see is that her sacrificial gift caught Jesus’ attention. God always sees what man overlooks and He thought her gift was important enough to add to His Word (not once, but twice!) for all the generations that followed. As others gave “out of their abundance,” their coins would have made a lot of noise as they were dropped into the coffers. The widow’s mites hardly made a sound at all – yet all of heaven heard it. What no one else noticed, caught the eye of God.

The Widow’s gift was good enough because God evaluates differently

Second, the widow teaches us that God evaluates things differently than man does. Her two mites only added up to a penny, but Jesus said she had given more than the people who dropped lots of coins in the coffer. Why? Because her gift was sacrificial – it was all she had. It was her entire livelihood. The rich, however, still had plenty of money left after they gave to God. They had not sacrificed anything in what they gave. The widow gave God her everything, trusting Him to supply and meet her needs.

In Proverbs 21:2, we read that God weighs our hearts. In Jeremiah 17:10, God says that he searches the heart and tests the mind. You see, God doesn’t “need” anything we have to offer. He doesn’t need our money, our time, our talents, or our service. What we offer Him, should be out of a thankful heart for what He has done for us. God knows what motivates us to give. If its done out of duty or responsibility, it doesn’t honor and glorify Him. If it’s done to point attention to ourselves, then we get the glory rather than God. But when we give sacrificially out of our love for Him, then He receives the honor and glory.

The Widow’s gift was good enough because it was given out of faith

The third thing we can learn from the widow is faith. One might ask, “whatever could one buy with just two mites?” Some of those rich givers that day might have sneered at her tiny offering, had they noticed. To the widow, it didn’t matter. She gave her all out of her faith that God would use it and that God would meet all of her needs. The two tiny cooper coins that added up to a penny was her entire livelihood and she chose to give it to God because she had faith that He would accept her gift, use it to glorify Him, and that He would meet her needs.

The Widow’s gift was good enough for Jesus to still teach us today

I’m sure she had no idea that her sacrificial gift would be recorded in two gospels that became part of our Bible and that God would use it to teach us that 1) God sees what others overlook, 2) God evaluates things differently than man, and 3) that when we give what we have in faith God will use it for His glory. So if you feel that God has been calling you to give or serve in some way, but you felt that what you had to offer Him was too small, insignificant, or not good enough, then know that you have exactly what God is looking for. Give him your all and He will receive the glory. Offer all that you have and just watch what God will do with your sacrificial gift.


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