Thursday, October 30, 2014

Small Beginnings Lead To Big Things

"Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would increase abundantly."
Job 8:7 (NKJV)

It was several years ago, but I remember it like it just happened yesterday.  It was Friday October 30, 1998 and I had just arrived at the Frankfurt Germany airport.  This was the start of my ministry work in Germany and Europe.  My arrival that day was just the first step in a much longer journey.  Looking back now I really had no idea about all of the wonderful things that God was going to have me involved in.  It is nice to look back on how things started and to see how they have developed.  But, to be able to look back we first have to start somewhere, even a long journey starts with one step.

To have grand finale you first have to begin something, to accomplish great things you will have to start by doing the little things.  Doing those little things leads you to bigger and better things.  We all like the part of seeing the big development and the work that is accomplished over time but those big things always start small.  It is a rare thing to be what is called an overnight success and in most cases that is really not even true.  What often appears to be an overnight, or instant, success is most of the time the result of a lot of long hours of hard work that most people don't even see.

It is good to dream big dreams for God, but then we have to put our dreams into action.  We need to first of all know that what we are doing is what we should be doing and we need to have the mentality that what we start is only the beginning; no matter how small something may look at the start it is only the beginning.  Too often people just want to jump into something big not realizing that every great thing starts somewhere and often that start is a small one.  We may not see the end result after a few steps in our journey or even after a few years but we need to keep on going.  No matter where you are in life or what you are doing remember that with God our small beginning can become something big!

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