Beware the small things


This past week I have been vividly reminded of the importance of small things.  Small things make a BIG difference.  Ask Goliath if he thought a small rock could bring him down?  Did the drug addict think just one time would lead him to the point he finds himself at? Did the husband consider that lingering look at that beautiful women would lead him to a broken marriage?  How did that one comment from a leader cause the loss of respect among his co-workers? I could go on with a very long list of little things that caused a big impact.  All big things can be traced back to their roots in the little things.  Both positive and negative.  I imagine that Thomas Edison never imagined what an impact he would have the first time he saw his small light bulb light up.

We must spend time examining ourselves and the little things we do.  Each little thing is building towards a big thing.  The questions is what are you building?  Is the foundation built of good things?  Some may ask how do we know what is a good thing and what is a bad thing?  The answer is found in Psalm 139.  

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart!
    Try me and know my thoughts![a]
24 And see if there be any grievous way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting![b]

God working through his Holy Spirit will help us to know the difference.  He is simply waiting for us to come to a point in our lives where we want to not only know the difference, but do something about changing the little things.  If you are wanting to make changes let Psalm 139:23-24 be your prayer.  

I had a long period in my life were I made a considerable amount of bad choices that led to me abandoning my wife and my children. At one point I asked my father what advise he had for me and what he thought I should change.  His answer was simple.  He said ” Change what God is asking you to change not what man is asking you to change.”  Good friends and wise counsel is important in our lives, but God is truly the only one who can search the depths of our hearts and our lives to heal that which is broken. There is also nothing that can not be restored when it is laid before our Lord.  Are you willing to be examined by God daily?  He will be your guide in all the little things,  not just the big things.



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