Luke 16:10 (NKJV) He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.
I had some gentlemen in the archery shop in need of some “tuning up” for Iowa’s upcoming archery opener. The first man’s struggle was consistency. He stated that he just couldn’t get dialed in. That no matter what he tried, he just couldn’t put consistent groups together. He came to the conclusion that the issue was with him. There was something that he was doing wrong or inconsistently that was to blame. After his description, I asked for his bow. I had never worked on it, or looked it over prior to this visit. As I examined it, a number of things immediately jumped to my attention. I explained to him what I saw, how it was wrong, and the effects these flaws would have on his performance. They were seemingly small details, indistinguishable to the untrained eye, but had a dramatic impact. In fact, all of the inconsistencies he was describing, could very likely be attributed, at least in part, to these “little” things.
The problems this man was having, were the result of the previous person’s lack of attention to detail, the “little” things. Now, because I was willing to take care of this man’s “little” issues, when he needs help with a bigger issue, wishes to refer a friend somewhere, wants to make a more expensive purchase, where and with whom is that likely to be? Why would he entrust a major need or purchase with someone who was unsuccessful in executing the “little” things.
Well, my friends, God handles the delegation of opportunity the exact same way. Far too often we focus on the big picture, the big event, the big opportunity or big desire, perhaps beg God for our “BIG” chance, but we haven’t paid attention the details, executed the “little” things and earned the right to the “BIG” one. We even sit back and wonder why, all the while God’s wondering when we will start paying attention to the “little” things He asks of us so that He can entrust us with the bigger ones. Those “little” things are precisely what God uses to train up and prepare us for the “BIG” one.
Next time you catch yourself wondering when God is going to give you your “BIG” chance, your patience is wearing thin, you start thinking, “it’s my time… when Lord, oh when”, take a moment and think about all the “little” things He asks of you. Take a good, hard, long look, be honest and answer the questions; Did I execute? Did I deliver on what God wanted? Did I prove to Him that I can handle the “little” things in preparation for the “BIG” one? Have a blessed weekend.
In full pursuit of the greatest Trophy,