Where are you right now? I’m not asking about your physical being—where are you in your relationship with God?
As Christians, we are all in different stages of our walk. There are some who are so far advanced in their relationships with Jesus, that we may feel like we could never even get close to that level. We could never pray like they pray, or serve as they serve, or show the type of brotherly love they display. There are others who are growing and strengthening their relationships with Christ, and we may wonder why we aren’t growing ourselves. Then there are those who are new Christ followers. They are just starting to get their feet wet, trying to figure out where they should start or what God has planned for them.
These are the baby steps of our journey with God. We all had to learn to crawl before we could walk. And we all had to strengthen our balance by walking before we could run.
Here is an important truth for you to understand. No matter where you are in your Christian faith journey, God has a plan for you. He loves us all equally, and he calls each of us into his service.
God calls each of us into some type of service to honor and glorify his name and to lead others to come to know him as well. Whether you’re a new Christian, you’ve been serving God for a while, or you’re a lifelong Christ-follower, we are called into this service. Many times, it is something small and simple. So small and simple, that to us, it may seem insignificant. But guess what? Little things mean a lot.
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”
It is easy for us to shrug off, or even despise small callings. It could be something as simple as checking on your neighbor, just to see how they are doing. We can find a million reasons to say not now.
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”
In his weekend message, Oregon Campus Pastor Andy Rectenwald’s bottom line was: “When God says GO, don’t say NO.” The small tasks we do in service to God can lead to something far greater than any of us could ever imagine. But it starts with us saying “yes” to whatever seemingly menial task we are given. Because to God, little things mean a lot.
Are you being faithful when called to do small tasks for God?
Can God trust you with greater responsibility?
Commit to serving God in whatever capacity he calls you into.
Ask yourself in what ways you may have recently been called into service and said “no.” Consider doing them now.
Keep tuning in to the rest of the Be You series for more insight into ways you can make a difference.
Almighty God, you are so wonderful to me, and I owe everything to you. Help me to recognize even the small tasks you call me to do for your honor and glory, and help me to carry them out faithfully. Father, I want to be one that you can trust with great responsibility. Help me to build a strong strength of character as a Christian, so when you say go, I won’t say no. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
This post was written by Ned Miller. Ned loves serving through writing on the LIO team, prayer team, group leader and as a greeter. He loves spending time with his family and working on his model railroad.
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