Do not despise these small beginnings. (Zechariah 4:10)
We live in a world that firmly believes that “Bigger is better” — a bigger house . . . a bigger car . . . a bigger boat . . . a bigger bank account . . . an even bigger bank account! The bigger the better. Supersize it all!
That is the way of the world. But our God is in the business of using small things. God used a small lunch from a small boy on a hillside, and Jesus multiplied it to feed thousands of people. God used five small, smooth stones in the hands of a small shepherd boy to defeat the giant Goliath.
Did you ever wonder why God uses small things? It is so that “no one may boast before him” (1 Corinthians 1:29) When God uses small things, there can be only one reason for victory: it was God who ordained it. Do you remember what God did to Gideon’s army before they went off to fight the Philistines? Facing 135,000 Philistine warriors, God reduced Gideon’s army of 32,000 men all the way down to a band of 300. When Gideon led his 300 troops into battle against the Philistine army and won the day, there was no doubt who was the One responsible for the victory: God!
God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things-and the things that are not-to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. (1 Corinthians 1:27-29)
Jesus selected a small group of twelve disciples, trained them, sent them on mission, and they turned the world upside down! Wherever this message finds you today, regardless of what you have — no matter how “small” you may think it is — bring your gifts to Jesus and offer them up in faithful service to Him. Whatever may seem small to you — your knowledge, your possessions, your status, your influence, your finances, your place of service — your seemingly meager gifts can be used by God in a MAJOR way for His glory and the good of others.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!