With the modern fast life with fast things such as fast cars, fast food, fast deals etc; most Christians also want fast solutions.
They are impatient and want to grow big very quickly. Pastors want to grow their churches within a month, young graduates want to rise to CEO within a week, owner of a hawker wants to grow to chain of stores within a fortnight. If they don’t achieve this and they seem like they are still small, they give up and become disgruntled. Sometimes they look for short cuts which are very dangerous in Christian life.
The Bible tells us that the beginning may be small but the end will be big. Job 8 :7 ” Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end should greatly increase.” However many believers ignore the scriptures and instead want to start big. Someone told me that the only job you start at the top is digging a hole. All others should start down and you move up in ladders.
As Christians, we need to learn to thank God for our humble beginnings because they will be a testimony in future. Don’t give up because you are small and never despair. Everything has stages. Young stage is a road map to maturity. So if you are at a young stage in everything, don’t give up and don’t despise that. You are soon becoming big. Don’t allow others to despise you. God wants us to grow from there. 1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young”. This is because even though we start small, our end is determined as great.
Every idea born of God has the capability to grow and affect the World. If what you are pursuing is born of God, don’t give up. 1 John 5:4. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world….” You have the potential to reach to the world. Actually God blessed us to fill the world with our fruits. These can be the fruits of ideas, fruits of the work that we do. However before we reach the whole earth, we start small.
Jesus said that in the Kingdom we start small but we have potential to grow.Mark 4:30-32 ” He also asked, “To what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use to present it? It is like a mustard seed that when sown in the ground, even though it is the smallest of all the seeds in the ground; when it is sown, it grows up, becomes the greatest of all garden plants, and grows large branches so that the wild birds can nest in its shade.”
Do not make light of the humble beginnings. Zech 4:10 “For who dares make light of small beginnings?..” Instead put in systems that would make and support your growth so that you become big. Ensure you employ or choose the right people in influential positions who have skill to make your organization grow. If you lack human capacity, build it in your organization. If you need special training on growth, you need to learn. If you lack resources for growth such as money, then mobilize them using legitimate means. As you grow, our heavenly father is honored.
Make this Confession: I am favored of the Lord. Though I can start small, I am assured of being big. Everything I place my hand on is big in Jesus name.Amen