Well, hello there.
Fasten your seatbelts kids, this is gonna be a long one. For my first actual blog post I wanted to share something that happened to me over the summer. Every day I am reminded of it somehow, whether it is someone speaking words over me or through a song that I’m listening to on the way to class. A couple of months ago I went to go visit my best friend for a week in Kansas City, Missouri. Before I went, I was really struggling with what my next steps in life were. For those of you who don’t know me very well, I had my heart set on a college down in Lakeland, FL- I had received my acceptance letter and the whole shebang, BUT in the end, I decided to stay in North Carolina. I had originally thought that it was because of how expensive the tuition was, and that was part of it, but The Lord slowly began to reveal to me that money wasn’t the only thing keeping me from going. My week in Missouri consisted of hanging out with new friends, exploring abandoned places, and spending a ton of time in IHOPKC Prayer Room.
Sunday was my last full day in KC. While at church Mike Bickle preached a sermon out of Matthew 25. Here’s where it gets real. Let’s rewind to July this past summer. I attended a camp in Lake Junaluska and a lady prayed for me to see the call on my life where I am at. She prayed that my heart would let go of the things it holds on to and realize that I am where I am at because THE LORD put me here. Isn’t it funny how God uses the people around you to speak his heart straight to yours? “Find us to be faithful in the small, so you can trust us with the great” were the words that I heard over and over while she prayed. That phrase just so happens to be said by my pastor every Sunday.
It’s the little things that have the biggest impact guys! Something that I’ve heard every Sunday for 10 years had a new meaning to me. Okay, let’s fast forward again to Missouri. I was so attentive during that service because I knew that God was trying to speak to me through it. Matthew 25 is the chapter that Jesus tells the parable of the gifts. It begins in verse 14 where The Lord gives three slaves a different amount of talents to do with it what they will. In the end only two of the slaves came back with double the amount of talents then they started with. The Lord called the one slave that was scared and hid his talent, wicked and lazy (Matthew 25:14–30). We can see that this passage comes with a promise and a warning. The worst thing in the world would be to stand before the father when that day comes and have regret. I cant think of better words to hear from the father than “well done”.
Staying in North Carolina seemed to me like a downgrade, or like God was holding something back from me. I just need to be faithful in the area of life that I am at. Just keep going. Simple as that. Faithfulness in the small is a big thing to God. You may feel stuck in your life, but keep going. Your life is not irrelevant to God. He hasn’t forgotten about you.
Stay faithful in the small.