While most people with big ideas, usually want to start out with Big things initially (especially in the spirit realm), the Holy Spirit will almost always start them out with Small Responsibilities.
While we know that God can always be trusted, often the same cannot always be true of people. Selfish ambition often gets in the way, personal agendas try to stop the flow of God’s Power and pride becomes an ever-increasing issue that must be overcome in every situation in our lives in order to further God’s plans and purposes.
“WHO [WITH REASON] DESPISES THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS? For these seven shall rejoice when they see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel. [These seven] are the eyes of the Lord which run to and fro throughout the whole earth.” Zechariah 4:10
The Holy Spirit will rejoice when you and I display the character of the Lord in such a way that Jesus Christ is elevated. When we draw attention to Him and only Him in the sight of those who are watching. For He is the Eyes of the Lord which go throughout the whole earth.
So what God will often do, is start us out with Small Beginnings and then slowly grow us into those greater Opportunities as we display the Fruit of the Spirit. This growth includes not just some incredible giftings, but powerful character as well!
Small Beginnings, or what I often call windows of opportunity, will always give way to Open Doors. Doors that No man can shut which open from the Presence of the Lord Himself often directly in the path in front of you:
“I know your [record of] works and what you are doing. See! I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU A DOOR WIDE OPEN WHICH NO ONE IS ABLE TO SHUT; I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept My Word and guarded My message and have not renounced or denied My name.” Revelation 3:8
God is watching our works and what we are doing, not because He’s curious about them, but because He wants to see the character of the work which we are displaying. Godly Character will cause an opening up of Supernatural Influence to take place the more that we surrender our personal lives to Him and allow Him to manifest through us to everyone around us.
As we do this those windows transform into Open Doorways and then those Doorways lead us into places of Powerful Influence down the road as we continue to display a Peaceable Fruit of Righteousness through the process:
“For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but AFTERWARDS IT YIELDS A PEACEABLE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY IT [a harvest of fruit which consists in righteousness—in conformity to God’s will in purpose, thought, and action, resulting in right living and right standing with God].” Hebrews 12:11
Don’t despise the day of Small Beginnings! What God has placed in front of you, as you move in agreement with it, will grow into crazy opportunities from Him that will boggle your natural understanding later on down the road.
“His master said to him, WELL DONE, YOU UPRIGHT (honorable, admirable) AND FAITHFUL SERVANT! YOU HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL AND TRUSTWORTHY OVER A LITTLE; I WILL PUT YOU IN CHARGE OF MUCH. Enter into and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys.” Matthew 25:23
If you’ve been FAITHFUL in the Little, get Ready Sons and Daughters, for God is About To add greater Influence and Opportunities to the Journey You’re On! For even the smallest things to God will become great harvests for your future!!!