“The Lord visited Hannah; and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew before the Lord.” (1 Samuel 2:21)
Will we trust that if God is asking us to GIVE something up, that he ultimately has something better for us? It is so hard for us to loosen our grip on our lives. Many of us believe that God is asking us to do the hard thing, but our obedience won’t be rewarded. In Hannah’s case, Hannah dedicated her only son whom she had prayed and prayed for to the Lord. She gave him up to the Lord. Yet, because of her obedience, God opened her womb and granted her three more sons, and two daughters.
So many of us are left clinging to the small plan for our lives, we don’t want to let go, because we just can’t imagine something better. If God is asking you to obey in a big way, don’t believe the lie that he won’t reward you for your sacrifice. Give him your little, and he will return to you a lot. He will multiply your sacrifice.