“’There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are these for so many people?’ Jesus said, ‘Have the people recline to eat.’ Now there was plenty of grass in the place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number. Jesus then took the loaves, and after giving thanks He distributed them to those who were reclining; likewise also of the fish, as much as they wanted.”
John 6:9-11 (NASB)

Jesus is looking at the crowd and He sees their need. No way is Jesus going to send them home hungry! He tells His disciples to feed them, and they respond by asking, “Where are we to buy bread so they can eat, Lord? We have just a few loaves of bread and some fish. How are we to feed them?” You see, so often folks have this scarcity mindset. We say, “I only have so much. How can I possibly help this person out or give to this need?” People with a scarcity mindset are forever living in worry, responding in fear, and struggling with anxiety. The scarcity mindset sees competition in business as a threat whereas the abundant mindset says, “Bring it on – it’s going to give us greater opportunities for more business.” It took a small boy to challenge them to have an abundant mindset, not an attitude of scarcity, but an attitude of “God, you can do anything.”No need is too big for God. Perhaps you’ve been looking at your situation, your need, your challenges, your dreams, through the lens of scarcity. Step out now in faith. You can trust Him. He is able. Ephesians 3:20 (Message Bible) says, “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us.”