The Little Things Count

24 May

“If we are faithful to God in little things, we shall gain experience and strength that will be helpful to us in the more serious trials of life.”  ~ Hudson Taylor

There is a train of thought that is enshrined in the phrase, “Go big or go home.”  I think that’s so misleading, though.  Yes, if we’re going to do something, we want to do it right.  And if we’re going to do something, and it can be big, well, why not?  However, the world was not built entirely on the huge scale.  I would state the opposite.  The world was built upon one small thing after another after another.

It’s the small things in life that act as building blocks.  When we accomplish something small, we gain experience and have the opportunity to apply that experience to the next project that can be a little bit bigger.  When the next project succeeds and we learn from it, the project after that can be even bigger.  And bigger.  Until we get to huge.

But if huge is not your thing, go for small.  A small act of kindness, a small act of charity, a small prayer whispered for someone, a small whatever is huge to the recipient.  As we accumulate those small acts, we build up our confidence and even our trust in God.  Our successes give us the impetus to look to other things.

Don’t be afraid of the huge.  Don’t be afraid of the small.  If anything, be afraid of doing nothing.  Be faithful to God today.  Whether on a huge scale or a tiny one, your faithfulness will fuel your relationship with Him and help you to make great strides in your spiritual life.

FAITH ACTION:  Strive to be faithful to God in all things today.