Do not despise the day of small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. Zechariah 4:10
When you have big dreams in your heart, the small things can sometimes be frustrating. Especially when they seem to linger for a while… If you’re anything like me, I get impatient, and I want my dream NOW! Rush through the beginning, the journey and live in the largeness I know my heart contains. However, when things mature before their time, they often don’t have the strength to maintain the level they have achieved prematurely. God rejoices to see the work begin. It’s progress that pleases Him.
It’s said that, by the time a child is 7, they have already formed their inner identity… A person grows most in their life from birth to age 5… So many important things happen in the beginning, in what seems to be smallness. And it’s vital that attention is paid and time is taken to make sure growth happens at a steady, maintainable, strengthening pace. Character, strength, knowledge, wisdom are formed along the journey… you don’t receive them as a ‘first place’ prize. They are learnt and ingrained into us from the days we begin… The days where our dreams seem so far away… The days where we have no idea how we’re going to get there, but we learn to trust God and His plan and understand that there is honour in beginning something.
Just as I take joy in my small children who have years before they reach the maturity of an adult, what I sow into them in the beginning, they reap in maturity… It’s the same for you.
Don’t hate the small things and despise the days of starting out. Take your time, pay attention, and find joy in today and the journey to come. ALL great things start from a small seed… Love you guys, respect to ya…
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