“When you don’t have what you really want – God is what you really need. Stop waiting for what you want, and let God start working with what you have.”
When everything is bigger, better, more and most – it’s so easy to grow dissatisfied with “little” isn’t it?
Little seems so insignificant – hardly worth the trouble. With so many other important things to strive for, think about, aspire to – little isn’t really on the radar. It’s a concept society has grown tired of in its quest for the best.
It’s also become a litmus for gauging worth. Because really, who wants to hear about a little vision or a small objective – if the prize isn’t big – there is no reason to settle for little.
Always looking for better we are in a constant state of upgrading — cars, homes, jobs–phones. In which there is no sin — it’s just that we have forgotten that getting to “much” is a process. And it’s in the process that skills are refined, character established, integrity developed-and faith is grown.
Because everything about this life we were given, is a lesson meant to bring us into deeper union with the One who gave it to us – and to make Him known.
He, this Grower of things and people, is all about the progression of development that will produce fruit for the picking. Fully ripe and ready for harvest. Because the harvest is for enjoying the bounty, and once it has satisfied, the seeds, then used for the re-planting of future harvests.
A God-designed progression from little seed, to much yield, to replanting – for plants, for living beings, for meaningful lives.
“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
Much does look good, and sometimes bigger is better, but only in the hands of the One who knows what to do with it.
He says, “Be faithful in little.” Like the widow who gave her last two coins which equaled a fraction of a penny, there is great blessing in turning over the small to a very big God.
“Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything…” Mark 12:41-44
Out of our poverty of time or resources – out of our poverty of skills – out of our poverty of faith — no matter how small – put in everything.
And in the handing to Him or our “little” — we discover it is not so little.
Just ask the little boy whose lunch of a few fish and loaves of bread turned out to be a feast for thousands.
Our LITTLE + His MUCH = More than our “little” minds could even dare to comprehend.