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A Note From Pastor Tom
Go Small for God: The Little Things are Huge
Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. Luke 16:10
Go big or go home. It is a sentiment that is prevalent in our society, and it has spilled into the church in many ways. But no matter how big we go, we still get the feeling it isn’t big enough. It can become frustrating. The constant pursuit of “bigger” is a recipe for burnout—it’s not the way that God works in our life. What if we took the same energy we invest in the huge things and put it to work in the ordinary little things of life?
It seems to me that it is in our ordinary moments that God does His greatest work. So maybe it’s time to go small—and to keep going. When we are doing the little things in life right, the big things in our lives come into a proper context. What does it look like to go small?
First, it means being faithful in our daily disciplines. Daily Bible study, prayer, fasting, journaling, etc. are all things that build us up spiritually, but they are things we do in private. It is easy when we get busy to allow these things to fall away. If we are not faithful in our daily spiritual disciplines, we’ll find ourselves failing when it comes to the bigger things.
Second, it means being generous. Every day, we are presented with literally hundreds of ways to give: of our time, of our energy, of our finances, of ourselves. It is easy to miss many of these opportunities, to dismiss them as someone else’s problem. And we can fall into the trap of being prideful in our generosity. In Matthew 6:1-4, Jesus teaches that we should practice our generosity in such a way as to not draw attention to what we are doing. Learning to look beyond ourselves to see the needs of others is part of learning to go small.
Third, we need to be authentic. Authentic means that we are the same person in public as we are when no one is around. To truly be authentic, we must be willing to acknowledge our own weaknesses as well as our strengths; it requires us to build character in our core. At times, to be authentic, we must get rid of things that hold us back and provide places for us to hide.
This is not an exhaustive list, but it is a place to start. We often dismiss our common, ordinary life as too small to make a difference for the Kingdom of God. But if we are willing to go small, God will do great things. Little is much when God is in it!