Sometimes we can be guilty of looking so far into the future, dreaming about what we’ll become or what we can do, that we miss what’s right in front of us (Yes, guilty party speaking here). In a recent conversation I had with someone, we were talking about trying to make the most of our opportunities. We mentioned how you can’t overlook what is in front of you seeking to get to what you presume is better. How often do we allow our future thoughts to hold captive our present opportunities? By this I mean we often spend time trying to get to “our future” and become what we have set out to be, that we miss the small and seemingly insignificant opportunities that prepare us for our much anticipated future.
The Bible asks this question, “Who despises the day of small things?” (Zech 4:10) And so I simply come to remind us today not to take for granted the day of small beginnings. While you are rushing to be the CEO/President of your brand new business or organization, remember to be faithful where you are and learn all that you can learn there. When you are planning your next big move thinking it will get you to the place you’ve been dreaming of, remember to thank God for the path that you are already on and thank God for the lessons you’ve already learned. One thing I am certain of: you will need the lessons in your future that you will learn from your small beginnings. So despise not the day of small beginnings because YOUR SMALL BEGINNING COULD BE YOUR BEST BEGINNING.