Joyce Meyer – Small Beginnings


Who [with reason] despises the day of small things? … — Zechariah 4:10 (AMPC)

Adapted from the resource Ending You Day Right – by Joyce Meyer

Right now, you’re probably believing God for something big to come to pass in your life—maybe a job, a relationship, a dream, or something else deep in your heart. If you look, you’ll find evidence of a small beginning. God always gives you seed—even if only a little, tiny seed—something that causes you to hope. Focus on that seed. Rejoice over that seed. It’s a sign of greater things to come.

When you despise something, you regard it lightly; you count it as nothing and don’t take care of it. But if you don’t take care of what God gives you, you will lose it. That’s why we have to learn to be content while things still seem small.

You know God is the Author and the Finisher of our faith, and everything else in our lives (see Hebrews 12:2). What He starts, He always completes (see Philippians 1:6). Don’t kill your seed by complaining or speaking negative things over it. Instead, say things like, “Lord, this is only a little thing right now, but thank You for giving me some hope, something to hold on to. Thank You, Jesus, for a beginning.”

Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for the beginnings You’ve placed in my life, even though they may be small. Please help me to care for those seeds well, and to trust You to bring the big dreams in my heart to life. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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