Luke 16 : 10 “He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.”
God doesn’t need to use a big group of people in order to do great things. Instead, He seeks for ordinary people who possess faithfulness and obedience to do so. As the Lord’s second coming approaches, He is looking for those who are faithful to do God’s great work in this end times. Can He find that faithfulness in our lives?
Before someone is trusted to serve, the Lord will prepare him/her through things that might seem small or unimportant. Moses and David were shepherds of sheep who were raised up to be “shepherds of God’s people.” Likewise, Simon Peter and Andrew were fishermen whose job was to catch fish every day, and Jesus turned them into “fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). Elisha was a diligent farmer and God called him to become a prophet to “plow” the hearts of God’s people. There are many other lists of biblical figures that were prepared and called by God with their simple work background. Their faithfulness in their work became a foundation to do the ministry work trusted by the Lord. The bible gives a principle: “those who are faithful over a few things will be made ruler over many things” (Matthew 25:21).
No matter who we are, God can use us to be a channel of His blessings. As God’s people and His servants, whatever we do, even though it might be little or others may see them as something easy and insignificant, do it wholeheartedly because God appreciates those who are faithful and He will give them a greater trust. When we are trusted with little things, we have to take responsibility over them and do them well before we can receive greater things. The Lord said to the servants who were faithful in the little things: “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” (Matthew 25:21-23)
From now on, start with little things. When God trusts us with something, do it seriously and faithfully, always give thanks even when it still seems so small. Remember that the Lord surely appreciates our sincerity, honesty and faithfulness. When the time comes, He will trust us with something greater. We have to increase our capacity to be a faithful person who can be trusted with His kingdom. To receive God’s promises and blessings, faithfulness is needed and everything starts with little things. God bless.
Publishing Team – IBC Church