The Little Things
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 06/15/21
Have you ever grumbled about a “small” job? Maybe you felt it was a thankless task or beneath your abilities. Or perhaps you yearned for something with more responsibility and authority. But the Bible tells us it is important to be faithful in the small things.
After the Israelites conquered the land, they still needed to distribute it among the tribes. In Joshua 13-17, we learn a valuable lesson about how God assigns His territories and opportunities. God gives us our territories based on our measure of faith. When we receive a territory—whether it be our workplace, community, or classroom—God wants us to conquer that territory for Him.
God distributed the Promised Land based on faithfulness to Him, not on birthright. In our limited understanding, we may think God was being unfair or unjust. Yet God sees everything from beginning to end, far beyond our comprehension. He knows the secrets and motives of every heart, while we do not. God knows how we handle the small tasks, the small blessings, the small opportunities. And our future territories depend on how we handle the little things.
Prayer: God, help me to be faithful in even the little things. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!'” (Matthew 25:23).