In a meeting recently it was said by Perry Noble of NewSpring Church “Don’t despise small beginnings.”
This hit me hard recently. Because two years ago I started this blog not really thinking anything of it. Didn’t really have any real plan for it. Wasn’t really expecting much to come out of it. And actually, if I’m honest with you, didn’t think it would amount to anything at all. But two years later, something that didn’t seem like much, has led to me writing for the NewSpring Church writing team, writing daily devotionals and articles, and writing a book.
This statement is seen throughout scripture. What if David told his father that he wasn’t an errand boy and refused to deliver lunch to his brothers? He would have never been in place to have the opportunity to fight Goliath. We would never be talking about today how David is a giant killer. He probably would have never became king. What if Elisha never humbled himself to wash the hands of Elijah? He would have never become a great prophet. He would have never received a double portion of the anointing that Elijah had. And we wouldn’t be talking about all the miracles that Elisha performed. What if Peter never abandoned his nets to follow Jesus? He would have never walked on water. He would have never had the opportunity to see 3,000 people saved in one day. We wouldn’t be debating today if Peter was the one of the greatest if not the greatest apostle. What if? What if? What if?
Jesus talks about how if you’re not faithful with small things, you won’t be faithful with greater things. He goes on to say how can you be entrusted with your own things if you are not faithful with someone else’s things. God will never give you what’s next if you are not faithful with what is now. In other words, if you are faithful in small things God will entrust you with all things.
So what does this look like for you? Maybe its starting at the bottom of an organization in a job that you are over-qualified for. Maybe it’s making a phone call to someone you haven’t talked to in a while. Maybe it’s running an errand. Maybe it’s serving someone else. Maybe it’s abandoning your career for what Jesus is calling you to. No matter how small don’t overlook it. Don’t shrug it off. Don’t despise it.