Big and Important! That is what I would choose, I wish to do big and important things !!! That was my written answer to a question posed in a Henry Blackaby study years ago.
If you could do anything for the Lord with your life, what would you choose to do?
i could show you the study page where i wrote those words, i knew as i scratched the ugly truth of my heart on that page there was something very sad in my aspiring to the Big, Important and Respected, i paused long enough to consider hedging. But… i am big on honesty so i threw caution to the wind and put it there, in ink, for all the world to see.
As it turns out most of my productive hours have been spent doing the very small, the ditty gritty, the messy, dirty and unseen.
i haven’t always done it willingly; i have screamed for the world to acknowledge;
“This is important!” “This matters!” “This is BIG!”
If you , like me are called to serve in a quiet , small unseen corner, soften to it quickly! Be the light in your corner!
Don’t fight or resist the task set before you for this moment, trust your Lord to make your “Tiny Today” BIG in His Kingdom for His purposes.
Come, my heart, cheer up, though last and least; it is thy privilege to be in the army, and to fare as they fare who lead the van. Some one must be hindmost in honour and esteem, some one must do menial work for Jesus, and why should not I? In a poor village, among an ignorant peasantry; or in a back street, among degraded sinners, I will work on, and “go hindmost with my standard.” by CHARLES SPURGEON read the rest of Spurgeon’s insight here.
“They shall set out last, standard by standard.” Numbers 2:31