OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREATNESS
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand. For these seven lamps represent the eyes of the LORD that search all around the world.” Zechariah 4:10
In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth in a process that began with the first step of creating light and separating it from the darkness that covered the formless mass. That was all God did for the entire day and in subsequent days He created the sky, land, plants, animals and everything else that exists on earth today. But all the wonders we see today began with what might be considered a “tiny first step” of creating light. Anything big start with something small; nothing great or splendid is created suddenly. Life is a process of development that happens step by step. Each step must be diligently and duly done; little by little. You cannot just sit back and fold your arms, doing nothing and expect things to just happen. Even worse is to reject little opportunities to start and just sitting back and waiting for the big opportunity you think you deserve.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises; from little acorns, oak trees grow. Moreover it should be noted that the courage that it takes to work at a small opportunity is the same courage it takes to work at big opportunities. You will never do great things if you cannot do small things in a great way. It is said that people who think they are too big to do little things are perhaps too little to be asked to do big things. This is typical of people who come to church expecting to be “adored” in the same way that the people who work for them or look up to them outside do. Such people are very arrogant because of how much they have been able to achieve in their career or business and they bring the same arrogance to church thinking that because they are the CEO of their company, they should also be the senior Pastor of the church or leader of whatever group they belong to. Whatever dreams you may have in life are achievable if you will find the courage to start with the little that God puts at your disposal. The disciples disregarded the two little fishes and five loaves of bread not knowing that was enough material needed to work the miracle they needed to feed the multitude.
Liberation thought: A tiny seed in my hand is mighty in God’s hand
Further reading: Matthew 14:13 – 21
• Every power that is working against my miracle expire and disappear now by fire
• From today, I am rooted in the knowledge of the word which will bring my liberation in Jesus name
• Power to be rooted in the knowledge of the word, come upon me now
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Ruth Okafor says:
June 17, 2017 at 12:10 pm
Lord Jesus help me to be humble enough to serve you with all my heart for all the pleasures of this world is vain and without Christ in my life I am absolutely empty. Thank you Lord for Dr Chris Okafor and all the entire team world wide, may the good work you started in them spread abroad and blossom in Jesus name Amen
June 17, 2017 at 12:32 pm
Tina chigozie says:
June 17, 2017 at 12:54 pm
Lord Jesus I wants your word to be rooted in me which will produce the fruit of the Spirit inside me.
June 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm
Ameeeen! Wonderful my little faith is a mighty 1 in the face of God of Dr Chris Okafor
June 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm
Yeside Akinkugbe says:
June 17, 2017 at 5:14 pm
I do not know anything BIG that did not start small, I do not know a great man that does not have a humble beginning not necessarily a poor beginning. Even Almighty God started on a very low key. Genesis1:1″ In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.Vs2, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep……Vs 3And Jehovah Elohim said, ” Let there be light and there was light.” Jesus was born in a manger, by a humble, poor couple, God allowed Jesus to come in this process to tell us something in line with today’s topic. Though our beginning be small as we put our trust in God and focus on him, God will take us from mediocrity to super abundance, from poverty to prosperity, and take us from the miry clay and set out feet upon the ROCK of ages to stay. As we thank God for the two fishes and five loaves in our hand the Lord will mutiply it we will not be small, we will be glorified we will not be few and our children will be as afore times.