The little things.
10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. 11 And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? 12 And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?” Luke 16:10-12, NLT.
Joshua defeated king after king in the book bearing his name. He trusted the Lord and was obedient to him.
When Joshua was an old man, the Lord said to him, “You are growing old, and much land remains to be conquered. 2 This is the territory that remains … I myself will drive these people out of the land ahead of the Israelites. So be sure to give this land to Israel as a special possession, just as I have commanded you.” Joshua 13:1-2, 6b, NLT.
Joshua was faithful with what the Lord gave him, and the Lord added to it–kingdoms!
Sometimes I add so many things onto my to-do that I’m a mess keeping up and not giving anything my best–not even the things I’d hoped to do for Jesus. Over the years, I’ve had to pare down my commitments, and even this year I’ve had to make cuts as I make time for the things the Lord has called me to–and to do them faithfully and well. Perhaps slowing down is even more productive than being busy.
Lord, I want to be a faithful steward of the time, talent and treasure you have given me. I want to be obedient to you. I know I can trust you. I want to pursue your eternal kingdom, not a short-sighted agenda.