“If you are faithful in the little things, you will be faithful in the large ones. But if you are dishonest in the little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. And if you’re untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?” Luke 16:10-11
Have you ever felt a little stuck? Like you know your life has a greater purpose than what it might look like now? Maybe you even feel frustrated, impatient and unsatisfied by what you’re doing/where you’re at?
If you answered yes to any of those then, SAME. We’ve all been there and, frankly, a lot of us are there right now.
If you feel this way, like I know so many of us do, I just want to encourage you to look at where you’re at as a test run. God is easing you into His calling for your life by trusting you with “little things.” For some of you, maybe an entry level job or a new school program. For others maybe it’s a small raise in our pay or minor promotion.
God wants to know our hearts. God wants to see who will remain faithful when it seems like nothing is going their way. God wants to see who will tithe and show generosity when only making minimum wage because, chances are, if you’re trusting God financially when you have nothing, you will continue to trust God financially when you’re making more than you ever imagined.
For example, Caden works at Starbucks where his patience and love for people are constantly being tested (you wouldn’t believe how many people freak out over their coffee lol). But you know what? We know and have faith that Caden’s purpose on this earth isn’t to work at Starbucks forever but we also know and have faith that God has him there for a reason.
The things he’s learning and the people he’s encountering there now are building him, shaping him and giving him experience that will help him when he steps into the “greater responsibilities” that the verse talks about.
So instead of walking into your seemingly mundane “season” of life with frustration, impatience and a negative attitude, I’d like to encourage you to change your perspective. Remind yourself that God wants to see if you’re faithful in the little things so He can know you will be faithful in the big things.
Gods purpose for our lives aren’t ones that leave us feeling empty and unfulfilled. Gods plans are GOOD. And by good I mean better than you could ever hope for or imagine.
So make the most of where you’re at today because one day, I know we’re going to look back and laugh at the days Caden used to work at Starbucks and we will sit in awe of all that God has done in and through our lives since then.
And the same will happen to you. Be faithful today. Be faithful tomorrow. Be patient in expectance of all the good God will do.