Luke 16:10 “Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much.” ~CSB
Have you ever had morning chaos? I mean, you wake up fine, but then 'little things' start happening. You can’t find your house shoes. You are ‘half sleep’ using the bathroom and realize the toilet paper is out. You get dressed and find you don’t like what you have on. You can’t find your car keys. 'Little things' pushing those panic, stress, anger, and ‘struggle’ buttons. How do we handle this chaos?
Most of the time, these little things change our whole attitude. It could be just one, or it could be a barrage of many, but they cause a negative effect on our ability to project peace and love. In other words, peace and love no longer exist because the ‘little things’ that happened to us in the morning have changed the way we will treat, talk and respond to all those we are about to encounter.
How do you think that will go over with our spouse, our children, our co-workers, and boss? What do you think the responses will be toward us when we give them the negative that has grown in us from what the ‘little things’ have seeded in us? Sometimes not good. But there is a blessing here.
You see, it is in the ‘little things’ we need to practice. Because it we don’t, when the greater chaos comes our way, we will break under that pressure. If we have not trained in the 'little things', which we can handle, we won’t be able to handle the greater negativity. How do we do this? In the little things we must become spiritually faithful in our situations, instead of allowing the situation to dictate our mood.
When we can’t find our house shoes in the morning, is that the end of the world? Spiritually if we can not find our car keys, maybe there is an accident avoided because you were not there to be in it. When we practice having faith in the little things, we program ourselves to have faith in the larger ‘things’ that come our way. Because we serve a God that wants the best for us, we know that the situation we are in is already blessed by Him.
When we do this, and our faith grows in the larger chaos, we then are strengthened in our ‘righteousness’. We don’t blow off being righteous in little things like giving, paying for someone’s groceries, paying the rent of a loved one or just being there for someone who has no one. This righteousness grows strong and is held high when tested by the huge temptations and oppositions of the world influenced by the enemy.
The ‘little things’ present opportunities for us to grow strong in our faith and being righteous. God created us with the strength to excel in both. Thank Him every morning for this ability and fight hard every day so that the ‘little things’ don’t take over your day. Use the ‘little things’ for practice. So that you can tell the greater adversary that you are the child of the One True God.
Be thankful that God chose you to speak, live and walk on His behalf. May God always cover you in His love and power. In Jesus’ name,
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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