THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: WE SHOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE THINGS. Big things make up a big part of our lives. That is what we tend to focus on, that is what has our attention. Nothing wrong there. Big things matter, they take up a lot of our time and thought. But life is also made up of a lot of little things…little things that matter very much. Because if you don’t take care of the little things…the problems that grow over time and eventually erupt can be very big. Big things…Your working life, the push and drive we need to have to make money to take care of our needs, our marriages, families, relationships and ministries…all of these big things have to be addressed and maintained. But even those big things are made up of a lot of little things. Your marriage, it’s the little things you do daily that can make the biggest difference. On your job…going the extra mile, arriving early, leaving late, doing more than is required, may seem little but it can have a big influence on your reputation at work among your colleagues and bosses. Life is made up of moments, minutes and hours and if you pay attention to the little things in the time you have your life will be much richer for it. A good philosophy for life is found in [Ecclesiastes 9:10] “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might…” God’s Word Translation puts it this way; ‘What presents itself for you to do, do it with everything that is in you…’. That should be the approach to everything in our lives that is worthy of our attention, whether a great big task…or something seemingly small. A gesture, a word spoken, an act of kindness, a little extra effort in a job we do…all will make a big difference. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of knowing you done a job well. No one may notice the little things you have done well, but you know…and so does God. WE SHOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE THINGS.
– Pastor Stephens