“Everyone wants to be successful until they see what it actually takes.” Not sure who actually said this, but isn’t it true? Sometimes when we see the true costs the benefits just don’t outweigh the negatives. And that’s ok. Not every crazy awesome idea or dream we have is the right one.
However, what if success is really a matter of being faithful in the small and ordinary, the seemingly insignificant? If we think about it, aren’t BIG dreams and goals really made up of a bunch of smaller tasks? How often do we abandon a dream once the mundane and ordinary become a reality?
Why is so hard to be faithful in the small things? Could it be that sometimes we long for the glory?
Sometimes we quit the big things because we hate doing the small things. There isn’t much glory or recognition in them. Man’s glory is given and received for the big things, in the product or result of our faithfulness in the unseen tasks. Glory is not bestowed on an athlete during training, only after he has proven himself in the race. Applause and flowers are not thrown on stage for actors during rehearsal, only after a performance. Could that be one reason we so often discard our dreams? Because we are tired of the training and the rehearsals? We are tired of doing the things that men can’t see and praise us for? Have our dreams become something to boost our own egos more than for the benefit of others and glory of the dream giver Himself? I wish it wasn’t, but to be honest, in my life sometimes this is true. Subtle, but still true.
Back in 2005 Lisa Gungor wrote a beautiful song entitled, The Big and the Small. Today may these lyrics be the song in our hearts!
“I will be faithful in small things, not neglecting what’s right in my hand. And whatever I do, may it always bring glory to You.
And whatever will come, let this prayer be the one, that I’ll follow you all of my days. In the big and the small, let them all bring glory to You.”
Unhindered…live the masterpiece!
“and whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him!” -Colossians 3:17