“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much…” ~ Luke 16:10a
It is very easy to feel insignificant in a culture that pours so much focus and praise into our so-called “celebrities” and celebrity jobs (even though most often, they tend to be the most broken and poor role-models) It’s easy to feel forgotten when your title doesn’t include president, CEO, PhD, director, manager, etc. in it. But honestly, it doesn’t matter.
God doesn’t care about your job title, or if you even have a job. But he does care, however, about the activities of our hearts and our faithfulness in what he asks us to do.
Many of you may know that I have a vision to start a worship ministry called The Well. But many of you may not know that I was given that vision in 2007. Now 4 years may not seem like a long time to some of you, but when you feel called to do something, and it’s the very thing you are most passionate about, 4 years is half an eternity!
My point is, is that we all probably have something that we are working towards or waiting for. It could be a finding a fulfilling job, waiting for a family member to turn back to the Lord, buying a home, finding a spouse, or even starting a worship ministry. Most often the time in-between will feel like forever, the time in-between will be hard, draining, and will test our endurance, patience, and our faith; but I believe the reward far outweighs the costs. Sometimes we aren’t ready when we think we are. Our timing is not God’s timing. The valley is never a fun place to be in, but that is where we grow. Sometimes it takes time for our roots to grow deep. A tree’s root can grow 1.5 to 3 times the size of its canopy! This helps the tree become unshakable. Maybe God is letting your roots grow and mature first so you can become unshakable in what He wants to accomplish with you.
Continue to be faithful in the small things. What you do matters! God has a purpose and a reason as to why you are where you are. Don’t give up. The flip side to being trusted with little, is being trusted with much! I need to be reminded to continue to do what I know I should do, and not get discouraged but trust in God’s timing for what He wants to accomplish in me. I know the small will be big one day soon.
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.” ~Matt. 25:21