Moses felt he had nothing valuable so he kept giving flimsy excuses. Then the Creator asked, “What do you have in your hand?” He answered, “a staff.” The Creator asked him to toss it to the ground. As he did, it turned into a snake. He was so shocked.
As the widow cried unto Elisha that she was badly in debt and broke. He replied, “What do you have.” She insisted she had nothing except a small jar of olive oil. He instructed her to get as much empty jars as she could and pour the little oil she had into every other jar she amassed. She obeyed. That little jar of oil she called nothing birthed many more jars of oil which she later sold and made so much money.
Then Jesus asked his ignorant apprentices, “What do you have?” They replied, “only 5 loaves and 2 fishes.” Jesus blessed and broke them. They began to share it to the hungry crowd waiting. 5 loaves and 2 fishes went on to feed over 5 thousand people. Everyone had more than enough and still, 12 baskets were left.
Need I say more?
You must always have something. Yes, everyone is gifted with a talent, skill or resource enough to attract what they need or to be multiplied in folds but most people are ignorant of it. I love the Steve Harris quote that says, “It’s not what you don’t have that limits you, but what you do have and do not know how to use.” Why not use what you have to get what you want! Use your gifts, your voice, your ideas, your books, your magical hands, your networks or whatever you have.
During interviews, you are most likely asked, “what value can you add to this firm?” They are simply asking you, “What do you have?”
It would not count whether it’s little or much, what truly counts is what you do with it. And you will never have everything. You will never have enough but with what you have, you can acquire anything. Either by putting it to work, investing it or trading it.
You have the power to make wealth. You have something special. You have greatness within you!