Doing what you can in the Kingdom is a freeing thought. God knows us and makes us who we are. He knows what we are capable of and what we are not. When we are doing our best, the Lord knows that because He is all-knowing. In our story, a woman brought an expensive jar of perfume and anointed Jesus with it. This perfume was so costly that it was worth a year’s wages, but the woman generously poured it out on Jesus because she wanted to show Him her appreciation.
The Lord Understands Our Hearts
Mark 14:4 Some of those at the table were indignant. “Why waste such expensive perfume?” they asked. 5 “It could have been sold for a year’s wages and the money given to the poor!” So they scolded her harshly.
6 But Jesus replied, “Leave her alone. Why criticize her for doing such a good thing to me? 7 You will always have the poor among you, and you can help them whenever you want to. But you will not always have me. 8 She has done what she could and has anointed my body for burial ahead of time. 9 I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman’s deed will be remembered and discussed.” 
Where is the Lord Calling You?
Where is the Lord calling you today to do what you can? When the Lord calls us to do what we can, He often uses this as a time to stretch us. I often think I can’t do what the Lord calls me to, and honestly, I can’t without His help. I believe the Lord loves helping us to grow in faith and being part of building His Kingdom.
Has God given you a dream of something He wants you to do? Plans from the Lord show us things we would never think of on our own. Dreams also show us that we need His help and usually the help of others to make them come true. Building up the Kingdom of God is all about building up the body of Christ.
When We Feel Inadequate
The Lord sometimes asks us to do something new or challenging, and we feel inadequate. My first thought is, “I can’t do that. That is too hard. You need someone better than me.” Those thoughts can overwhelm us and hinder what the Lord has for us. When I feel that way, it can also humble me knowing I can only do this with the Lord’s assistance.
When I am humbled, I now become moldable and teachable. In God’s eyes, we are now where we need to be. Take a step of faith and step into the unknown to do what you can. You will be amazed how the Lord will use you to make a difference! Are you doing what you can in the Kingdom? To hear more, listen here:
 Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Mk 14:4–9). Tyndale House Publishers.