“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Luke 16:10-13
Jesus calls us to be faithful. He calls us to be faithful with a little. He calls us to be faithful with a lot.
What are the little things? Is an encouraging word spoken to someone a little thing or a lot? Do we sometimes wonder if our tithe really makes a difference? What about working in the nursery or teaching children or a million other ways to serve? Do we sometimes hear the voice that says, “Why bother? Your part is so small.”
Here’s the thing. We do not know how big anything we do in the Kingdom is. If a life is changed by a donation of time, then that is enormous. If someone is spurred on by our words to continue fighting the good fight then that is super big. If the check we write helps others hear and receive the truth of the Gospel, then that is eternal.
The resources we have, the talents we can use, the gifts God has given are for the Kingdom. They may seem small or insignificant to us, but God is the one who brings the increase.
Our heart’s cry can be the same as Isaiah’s, “Here I am Lord, send me!”
God calls us to be faithful no matter how we perceive what we are called to do.
Little or big?
We have no way of knowing.
We suspect it is all big.