Faithfulness In the Small Things
He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much (Luke 16:10a New King James Version).
I love God. I don’t think I could ever say it enough! He has taken me on a journey and I’ve wound up in places I never thought I could be in, and it’s been wonderful! I know it’s been quite a few days since I have written, but I wanted to take this moment to share a little of what I’ve got going on right now. Two years ago, I answered a job ad with the intention of working part-time. I interviewed with the General Manager; I thought we got along well, and we did – she hired me as a receptionist. To set the stage a little – I’ve always had clerical positions, I’m gifted in administration, but I’ve never been more than an administrative assistant or clerk. After just a couple of months, she offered me a position they did not have in our store – it would be a created position, encompassing about three different roles from our other store. Not one to back down from this kind of challenge, I took it. Fast forward a year and she left me in charge of the store while most of our employees, including upper management, attended a trade show. Pretty cool, and I was honored and happy to do it. This year, we didn’t even have a meeting to go over what she expected while she was gone for the week. She simply told me she knows everything is alright as long as I’m here. Talk about immense faith in my capabilities and the favor of God!
I do not tell the story to brag or boast. I tell it because God really does pay attention to all the small things we do. When we are faithful in the small things, He knows we will be faithful when He brings the big things. Granted, being a major player one week a year is not what some people would consider a big thing, but to me it’s a huge responsibility and a great honor. I believe God tests us through the small things. He looks to see if we are reliable, and if we have integrity. He searches our hearts and considers our motives and attitudes towards performing the small things.
Church, to make an impact on the world, we cannot just skip over the small things to dive into the great things, but we must work through the small things and allow God to raise us up and position us in the bigger things. Too many of us desire greatness, but we don’t want to be faithful in working our way up to it. We must be faithful in the small things first.
Let’s Pray: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the blessing of this new day and for Your new mercy. Thank You for Your faithfulness towards us and for teaching us what faithfulness in the small things is really about. May we have hearts that strive to please You, taking each day as it comes, step by step and not overreaching for greatness until You move us to it. May we check the motives and attitudes behind all we do and greet our work with vigor and joy, realizing we ultimately do what we do for You. Father, we love You and thank You for the capability to work, for the opportunities that come our way – regardless of how small they seem – and for Your tender mercies towards us. We give You all glory and honor, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Today’s Attitude of Worship: Be faithful in all the small, day to day things. Be faithful in your job, in your work, in your service to your family. Be faithful in all you do.
Additional Scriptures: Colossians 3:22-24