Blog post numero 2, just in case you can't count... only joking. So as you can see, I haven't posted, pardon me...blogged, in a little while. Why is this you ask? Well, time and time again I thought to myself "I should blog..." yet, in the end I can't think of anything over the top, awesome to blog about. So I don't.
Then I realized, that blogging doesn't mean that I have to write the next great American novel, or write a life-changing story every single time. Like the title, I realized, Just because it isn't big, doesn't mean it isn't important. God showed this to me in a funny way. Recently, I've been thinking a lot about life and decisions. Any of my friends for family will tell you I am an extremely INDECISIVE person. It is one of my flaws, yes, impossible to believe, but I have them... many of them, but "shhhhhh" it's a secret... only joking my friends. Anyhow, I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do with my life, and unfortunately have yet to come up with a determined decision. Yet, God has been revealing to me that sometimes it's in the little things that we achieve the most.
Yesterday, a friend and I started a... I don't know what you call it... something to encourage one another. Every day, we go back and forth texting each other bible verses. Ones we may be reading, heard, or just love to reflect on. It hit me today how something simple as that can be such an encouragement and certain times in our lives. Yet, it's been such a challenge to pull out my bible and search for verses to share. So today I went searching for verses that talk about little things making a big difference.
Matthew 25:21 (NKJV) His lord said to him, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
Those words just leapt out to me when reading them. "You were faithful over a few things", just a few, not a bunch, a bucket load, or even a lot... a few. Now what also stuck out to me is the fact it’s not just you were good at a few, but you were FAITHFUL to a few. Faithfulness, a word I know so utterly well, but often times forget the magnitude of what it represents. What does it mean to be faithful? What do you do in this day and age when you wonder about something... type it into Google, duh!? lol.
The Dictionary defines "faithful" -- Firm in adherence to the truth and to the duty; reliable; dependable; honest; loyal. Consistent in the performance of duties or service. Steady; not fickle."
The first things I did after I read that definition, was think "fickle... that's a cool word", haha. In the end though, the words used in this definition are... deep stuff. Giving your all, duty. As Christians, our duty is to change the world in Christ's name, BUT changing the world may not mean you're the next Billy Graham. It may mean being a friend to that co-worker who drives you crazy, or that student you're in class with who never shuts up, or texting a bible verse every other night to a friend, or it may mean posting a blog even when you're not sure what God's been trying to teach you in your life.
James 3:3-4 (NKJV) Indeed, we put bits in horses' mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.
It's amazing to think such large animal as a horse can be controlled by a small piece of metal in between their teeth. Or that a ship, large and out on the open ocean can be steered by a tiny rutter hidden deep beneath the surface.
You see when it comes to being faithful, and living the life Jesus called us to. Choosing to do something, matters more than the scale or size of what's being done. Since it's almost Christmas... in honor of one of my favorite children's Christmas movies, "The Polar Express", when the adventure is over the conductor of the Polar Express says some thought provoking words that I have always treasured. He says:
"The thing about trains... it doesn't matter where they're going. What matters is deciding to get on."
So no matter how small it is, if you hear a calling from God to do something, don't hesitate... do it.