In was Saturday afternoon. I needed to prepare for the Sunday School class I was teaching the next day. But the day was sunny and warm, and I really didn’t feel like preparing. Then, this appealing thought ran through my mind: You know it really doesn’t matter that much. This is a small class with only a handful of students, and some of the regulars are gone, so it’s going to be even smaller than usual. One day I’m going to be a pastor, and that’s when it’s really going to count.
It was then that the Lord spoke to my heart, and His message was clear, swift, and convicting…
“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” (Luke 16:10). I immediately began to prepare.
Almost 20 years later, I still think about that day. What if I wouldn’t have taken my work seriously back then? What if I don’t take it seriously today? Is it possible that being faithful yesterday has enabled God to use me today? Is it possible that being faithful today means that God will use me in even greater ways tomorrow? Only the Lord knows, but one thing I am sure of… I need to be just as diligent in the little things as I am in the big ones.
Whatever it is God wants you to do today IS the most important thing you can do. Instead of making excuses, avoiding, or dreaming about tomorrow…just be faithful today.