Business Lessons From The Boy’s Lunch

The feeding of 5,000 men was one of Jesus’ greatest miracles (John 6:1-14). But this time, let us consider the boy with 5 loaves and 2 fishes. You might just discover a valuable business lesson. The miracle occurred when this boy gave up what little he had to Jesus, granting the master permission to use it to feed the multitude, and a miraculous multiplication occurred as a result. Jesus fed 5,000 men with 12 baskets remaining. Likewise, our small enterprises can be transformative if surrendered to Jesus. The question echoes: What if we’re struggling in business because we’ve refused to hand over the business to Jesus?

The key to building large businesses with billions of dollars in annual revenue is figuring out how to serve thousands upon thousands of people. While this appears simple on paper, it is difficult to execute in practice. Perhaps yielding to divine guidance is the key to unlocking business success. It’s not just about making money; it’s about changing people’s lives and transforming our businesses into vessels for the miraculous. The boy could have had a nice meal if he had sat down with his lunch. But by giving it up to Jesus, he was able to feed thousands of people.

Too often, in the pursuit of business success, we lean on our understanding rather than seeking divine guidance. This is a huge mistake according to Proverbs 3:5. The boy’s simple act of giving what little he had to Jesus sparked an incredible miracle. Similarly, our businesses, no matter how modest, can become instruments of profound impact when we allow the Holy Spirit to lead. Handover your life, business, talents and pursuits to Jesus. He can use it to touch the whole world. Surrendering your business plans and decisions to the Holy Spirit opens the door to unexpected blessings, multiplying the impact of your business.

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