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Monday, March 25, 2013

Do Every Task With Equal Dedication

Luke 16:10
“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.”

Bottom Line:
If you can be trusted with small things, you will trusted with larger things.  However, if you are dishonest with small things you will be dishonest with the larger things.

What this means to me:
How I handle smaller and minor things is a true indicator of how I’ll handle larger and more trustworthy things.  When I trusted with small tasks and prove myself over time then I will be given larger tasks.  So as a servant for Him I need to do every task I get (small or big) with equal dedication. Whatever I do, I need to "do it with all my heart." (Colossians 3:23 NIV)  I need to remember that I will never arrive at the state in life where I’m too important to help with menial tasks. God will never exempt me from the mundane. It's a vital part of my character curriculum. The Bible says, "If you think you are too important to help someone in need, you are only fooling yourself. You are really a nobody." (Galatians 6:3 NLT)  It is in these small services that I grow more like Christ. Jesus himself specialized in menial tasks that everyone else tried to avoid: washing feet, helping children, fixing breakfast, and serving lepers. Nothing was beneath him, because he came to serve. It wasn't in spite of his greatness that he did these things, but because of it, and he expects us to follow his example. (John 13:15)  There will always be more people willing to do "great" things for God than there are people willing to do the little things. The race to be a leader is crowded, but the field is wide open for those willing to be servants.  Today I will server with my whole heart whatever it is God gives me to do.