Small Is Beautiful
Small is beautiful and also powerful. One understanding to have is the understanding of the beauty and power of small things. One big idea can create massive things. So, you need to pay attention to little things in your life. Little foxes spoil the vine. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hand to sleep sets up the triposis of poverty. Little hinges swing big doors – it is the small things, small ideas, small actions that are the trigger of big things happening in the life of a person. James 3:5 says, ”Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things.
See how great a forest a little fire kindles.” Huge infernos can start from a little matchstick flame. You must be careful of small talks here and there because words are the most powerful. You must also learn to appreciate the power of seeds and small things. Great things, they say, come in small packages. In small things are big things.
God is the Giver of seeds, meaning that God is the Giver of small powerful things. It is the nature and character of God to start people with seeds. God will give you a great and grand vision for your life – however, He will not give it to you at once. He will do it little by little. Little will add to little until you are increased. Sometimes, we want God to give us everything all at once or in one year. But usually, it will be little by little, so that you can build capacity and experience. Also, He led the Children of Israel out of Egypt by the way of the wilderness, so that they could build capacity and experience. Great knowledge and deep understanding are gotten precept upon precept and line upon line. Here a little, and there a little. All the Professors you know were once in primary or elementary school – they all started out learning ABCD and 1234. This tells you that greatness is a cumulative of small things.
The parable of talents holds for us a lot of wisdom in starting small. God had the plan of putting them in charge of cities, but He started them out as talent managers. The great destiny ahead of you will come out of the little seeds in your hands right now. However, your attitude is key. David’s attitude towards the few sheep was what qualified him as king over Israel. He that is faithful in little will be faithful in much. Don’t allow yourself to be deceived as to look down on your seed or have a negative attitude because of the type of seed other people have. The one that had one talent didn’t do anything with his talent and buried it because he thought it too small and also thought wrong about the giver of the seed. The kind of seed you are given determines what the future has for you. What people think about you cannot stop your seed from growing. You need to appreciate the power in small things and learn to appreciate who you are. Don’t disdain your seed.
Pastor Sunday Ogidigbo, Holyhill Church, Lokogoma, Abuja