We live in extremes. We go from hot to cold. We live in seasons of feast and famine. We teeter totter between wrong and right. The goal is always balance, but that requires preparation. What have we stored up? How do we live in lack? We know how to thrive in abundance, but how do we thrive in too little? The answer is not logical. In every biblical instance of lack and multiplication, there was sacrifice. When Jesus fed the multitude, it was a boy who gave his last. When the widow was content with death, she gave her last cruse of oil. When Simon Peter was done fishing, Jesus told him to cast out his net. For some of us, the answer of how to thrive in too little is preparation. For others, the answer is sacrifice. Ultimately, we have to give what we have to God and let him multiply it.