It’s always exciting for pastor Victor and me to behold and experience the different varieties of gifts God has given to our local Church and to see faithful people in their place. Each of these gifts functioning in their place bring God glory and they make the work of the kingdom move forward.
The enemy of our lives does not like that. His goal is to make you leave your place so as to derail God’s work. However, he’s come too late for each of us who enjoys the grace of God that’s in each of our lives. We have specific direction from the Lord to faithfully serve in our place as good stewards of the grace He has endowed us with.
1 Peter 4:10-11 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. NKJV
1 Peter 4:10-11 NLT says: God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you. 11 Are you called to be a speaker? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Are you called to help others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then God will be given glory in everything through Jesus Christ. All glory and power belong to him forever and ever. Amen.
Being what God made us to be and doing everything He sent us down here to do should be our goal. But it doesn’t begin with the “big” things we all dream of accomplishing. It begins with faithfulness in the little things. According to God’s standards, faithfulness is measured in the little things. Thus stewardship is accomplished by how faithful one is with the little things.
Luke 19:17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’ NKJV
Brethren, there is no reason why you cannot be the one who will be rewarded with having authority over ten cities. Why? You don’t have to be a so-called big bishop to receive that reward. All you need is to be faithful in the little things God puts in your heart to do.
Luke 16:10-12 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. 11 Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own? NKJV
Some people wait to be faithful when “big” things are happening. “When the dead are raised, the lame walk and the blind see, then I’ll be faithful” they think. Jesus said you won’t be faithful in the big things if you haven’t been faithful in the little. More specifically, there’s no big thing coming your way when you haven’t been faithful in the little things.
Brethren, being faithful is supernatural. Let’s not miss the supernatural while looking for the spectacular.