Small Things With Great Love
Recently I have been evaluating what things are important in the kingdom of God and when it is time to demonstrate the fruit of being faithful in the little things.
So many times we go through life having our focus skewed by this world, by trials and tribulations, or by unconsecrated desires for things that are either not in God’s plan for our life, or things that we are not ready for, or it is not time yet for us to have.
I know many times I have been sidetracked by these types of things.
So I evaluate on a regular basis, what are truly kingdom priorities and what are not. The passage below shows one of those kingdom priorities that we sometimes get out of whack.
Now to me there are 2 main points I look at in the passage below. I look at the fruit that happens if you faithful in little things, and our motivation as to why we are, or are not, being faithful in those things.
11 The crowd was listening to everything Jesus said. And because he was nearing Jerusalem, he told them a story to correct the impression that the Kingdom of God would begin right away. 12 He said, “A nobleman was called away to a distant empire to be crowned king and then return. 13 Before he left, he called together ten of his servants and divided among them ten pounds of silver, saying, ‘Invest this for me while I am gone.’ 14 But his people hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We do not want him to be our king.’
15 “After he was crowned king, he returned and called in the servants to whom he had given the money. He wanted to find out what their profits were. 16 The first servant reported, ‘Master, I invested your money and made ten times the original amount!’
17 “‘Well done!’ the king exclaimed. ‘You are a good servant. You have been faithful with the little I entrusted to you, so you will be governor of ten cities as your reward.’
Now in working through this evaluation, I always have to fist look and see what is it God has given me?
You see, this passage is about being faithful in what God “has” given you, not what He may want you to be in the future.
The future is built on the little steps you take day by day, not just something that plops into your lap.