Are you longing for God to do BIG things in your life?
Do you want your life and work to count for something eternal when all is said and done?
Then pay attention to the little things.
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We see it in our verse for the week,
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”
(Luke 16:10 NLT)
People who do big things for God started out by doing the little things, the unseen things, the unnoticed things.
God places a premium on faithfulness. He notices every “little” thing we do:
- Showing kindness to a co-worker who doesn’t deserve it.
- Doing your work with excellence when no one notices.
- Bringing a meal to a friend in need.
- Completing that report for your boss on time.
- Praying for someone you know is hurting.
It is when we are faithful in the little things that God is planting seeds for bigger things ahead.
The opposite of being faithful, according to this section of scripture, is being dishonest. When we are slacking, or shirk the small responsibilities God gives us, He says we are being dishonest. Dishonest in our calling from Him, dishonest in our walk of obedience, dishonest in doing what we know is right.
In James, God puts it like this,
“Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” (James 4:17 NLT)
If God has given us something to do, and we choose not to do it because we think it’s too small or too unimportant, we are sinning against God.
You and I may not want to hear that truth. It stings, it convicts our hearts because we have all had times where we ignored what we ought to do in favor of what we want to do.
How can God trust us with the big things He has in store for us, if He can’t trust us in the little things He has given us to do on a daily basis?
Would you give someone more responsibility if they weren’t carrying out the smaller ones you gave them? Would you promote an employee to a supervisor position if they had poor attendance and didn’t complete their tasks in a responsible manner? Of course not!
Then why do we expect God to do big things in our lives if we aren’t faithful in the little things?
Be faithful in the little things this week. Every little things God impresses on your heart. Every mundane task. Every unnoticed endeavor. Be faithful right where you are. If you are, God will carry out His promise to one day give you bigger things to do.
But for now, it’s the little things that matter.
What about you?
Are you being faithful in the little things?
Are you willing to commit to do them for God?
Have you been dishonest with the little things? Ask for God’s forgiveness and His help to look at the little things through His eyes.
How have you seen this promise come true in your life?