And their father Israel said to them, “Take some of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and carry down a present for the man—a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds. (Genesis 43:11)
You may be running on empty.
But you’re still running…
That means you’ve got to bring your best.
Don’t show up empty handed or empty hearted, bring your best.
Like Jacob, who was fighting to survive and save his family, you may be going through a severe drought season that has, emotionally, physically, and spiritually thrown you into a famine.
This is not the time for a pity party, making excuses, settling for mediocrity and a long slow slide into failure.
No! A thousand times no!
Take what you’ve got and from it, bring your best, give your best, be your best. It’s the only way to eventually put the famine season behind you and move into better days.
The ONE THING for today: Giving your best doesn’t mean you have to give the best, it means you have to give the best you’ve got in the circumstances you find yourself. Sometimes that is the best that can be done…but if you hope for better days, it must be done.