Luke 16:10 (NLT)
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.
Many big things in our world are made up of very tiny objects. Think about the ocean for a minute. What is the ocean made of? It’s made up of little drops of water that follow from really tiny molecules. You can’t see the molecules or every individual drop of water. But we can see the huge body of water. Without the little drops of water and tiny molecules, there would be no ocean.
In life, it is the same way. Our lives are made up of big moments and small ones. But it’s mostly made up of numerous small moments that lead to big moments. All big things are made up of little things and if we are not careful we can miss those blessings that are derived from these small things. God wants us to be faithful in the small things. It is the small things that really count.
Every day we make a difference — negative or positive — with little words, little attitudes, little actions, little thoughts, and little decisions. Those who serve God and love others at every opportunity from the heart will be rewarded with greater responsibilities. Greater responsibilities are not always seen, but one can be trusted with wisdom and glorious treasures in Heaven.
All big things result from little moments of faithfulness. It’s important to get the little things right because you never know what might follow. It is in the small tasks that we learn to be like Christ. Beware of the little things that slip into our lives when we least expect it. These are the moments that often lead to greater ones. If we don’t handle such moments right, we may miss out on greater blessings.
“Great opportunities often disguise themselves in small tasks. The little things in life determine the big things. Don’t look for great tasks to do for God. Just do the not-so-great stuff, and God will assign you whatever he wants you to do.”
— Rick Warren