Small Beginnings

For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven: they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth. (Zechariah 4:10)

Have you ever noticed how small a mustard seed is compared to other seeds?  The mustard seed is one of the smallest of seeds, yet when it dies to itself and produces fruit, it’s branches become like a small tree, enabling it to house the nests of small birds.  On the surface, the mustard seed looks small and insignificant.  However, unseen to you and I, is the potential that lies within that seed. 

Right now, many of us are in situations that may appear small and insignificant.  However, no matter where we may find ourselves, we need to be thankful for where we are and what we have.  If we remain humble and faithful, God will, in time, cause our small things to become great things in our lives.  In other words, we will be exalted when we learn how to be humble. 

We will achieve greatness, but we must learn to bloom where we are planted.  Don’t despise what God has blessed you with.  In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (Ref: 1 Thessalonians 5:18)  Don’t despise your small beginnings.  God has a definite plan and purpose for our lives.  We must continue to trust in Him.

Prayer:  Father, we thank you for blessing us with all that we need.  Teach us, O Lord, to patiently wait for your purposes to be fulfilled in us.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

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