“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin.” (Zechariah 4:10)
God gives us big dreams, but sometimes we think we are just doing little things. We may even question if what we do matters.
We think greatness is big, but God sees greatness as also small. What we do for God may seem insignificant, but He rejoices in what is right. The size of the job is far less important than the size of the love we display in our actions.
God is interested in our dreams and changing us through the process and bringing us closer to Himself. When our big plans take a long time, we may encounter dead ends or face disappointment making us want to give up or question our calling and even our worth, but God is not in a hurry. He is weaving a beautiful tapestry in the process.
For me, my writing has done this. I expected to have a book by now, but God had bigger plans, although, to me, they felt smaller. My book may not have been published, but it rewrote me, taking God’s power to places in my past that needed healing. It reconciled meaningful relationships and allowed me to let go of lies I had been believing. It has also helped others navigate their paths—maybe not thousands of people, but my blogs have been passed along to family members and their friends all over the country, reunited me with people from the past, and created friends out of strangers.
God puts dreams in our hearts and people in our paths and leads us to unexpected places along the way. He has extraordinary callings for us—our part is to trust, obey, and leave the results up to Him.
I’m learning to cherish the small things because I have realized there are big things in them, and their results can last into eternity.