I’ve been on a bit of a productivity kick for awhile now.
For me, the issue is bigger than just finding more efficient ways to do things. It’s a matter of stewardship, of doing the most with what you have, and hearing God say “well done, good and faithful servant! Enter into the joy of your master.”
So when I read 2 Kings 4:1–7, I see more than a woman who’s desperate. I see a woman who:
1) worked with what she had
2) tapped into God’s abundance as she increased her capacity
She had the oil to start with. She didn’t have much, but that doesn’t matter in God’s economy. God will work with whatever seed you are willing to sow, and He always works by multiplication so it doesn’t take long to increase.
But the oil stopped flowing as soon as she ran out of vessels. In other words, when she reached max capacity, the provision stopped.
Now she had enough to meet her desperate need, but how many Christians never get to the abundant life Jesus promised in John 10:10 because they reach “max capacity”?
In Deuteronomy 7:22, God tells the Israelites that he won’t give them the whole promised land at once because they wouldn’t be able to take possession of it. My goal is to help people increase their capacity so they can walk in God’s abundance, achieve their God-given destiny and take possession of their promised land.
So productivity to me is not just a passion – it’s the key to walking in your destiny. I hope you see the importance of it too and I hope when it’s all said done you too can enter into the joy of the master.