by: Micah A. Tecne
Did we ever find ourselves so much limited and we thought we can’t accomplish anything? Many times, we face scarcity of manpower, support, finances, resources and the like, and it limit us to accomplish our goals. In order to overcome and survive, we eventually feel the need to do something. Such pressure can either stop us or challenge us to do something about it. This kind of challenge/s can push us to our limits and do something extraordinary and will allow us to discover our unseen potentials. Resourcefulness is defined as the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.
Once upon a time, a young donkey asked his grandpa, “How do I grow up to be just like you?” “Oh, that’s simple,” the elder donkey said. “All you have to do is remember to shake it off and step up.” “What does that mean?” asked the youngster. The grandfather replied, “Let me tell you a story... Once, when I was your age, I was out walking. I wasn’t paying attention and fell deep into an old abandoned well. I started braying and braying. Finally an old farmer came by and saw me. I was scared to death. But then he left. I stayed in that well all night. “The next morning he came back with a whole group of people, and they looked down at me. Then the old farmer said, ‘The well is abandoned and that donkey isn’t worth saving, so let’s get to work.’ And believe it or not, they started to shovel dirt into the well. I was going to be buried alive! “After the first shovels of dirt came down on me, I realized something. Every time dirt landed on my back, I could shake it off and use it to step up a bit higher! They kept shoveling, and I kept shaking the dirt off and stepping up. “‘Shake it off and step up... shake it off and step up...’ I kept repeating to myself for encouragement. And it wasn’t long before I stepped out of the well, exhausted but triumphant.” So no matter how difficult the situation .. no matter how bad things get... no matter how much dirt gets dumped on you, just remember — shake it off and step up. You’ll be alright. When you’re out of resources, it’s time to get resourceful.
Resourcefulness is finding the assets that God has already provided. We may think that we lack resources, but God has already provided for us. A Psalmist said who seek the Lord lack no good thing. All we need to be to look around us and ask for wisdom from Him on how to use those resources, abilities and skills, and people in order for us to accomplish our goals. As God brought success to King Solomon when he asked for wisdom more than anything else. He gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. Whenever we find ourselves on a dead end situation in whatever aspects of our lives, let us reminded of our identity that we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” We are created to be resourceful.
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