He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. – Luke 16:10
Who didn’t dream of great things as a child? Maybe your dream was to travel the world or be famous. Perhaps you imagined yourself as a general of an army or leader of a large family. On the other hand, you might have dreamed of owning a huge house or home at the beach. Everyone has dreams, and sometimes they come true but rarely as we imagined. Greater by far is the person that relinquishes their dreams to God’s care to mold and fulfill in His special way.
Jesus of Nazareth was one such person as was Peter, James, John, Paul and the rest of the Apostles not to mention other men and women of the Bible and still others you may know. What the Bible tells us clearly is that if we are faithful in the least part, the Lord will entrust greater things to us. Whether it is the sheep first tended by David before he became king of Israel or Ruth’s gleaning in the field of Boaz or Nehemiah holding the cup for Artazerxes, each of them proved faithful in service before being entrusted with greater authority and responsibility.
Sadly the opposite is also true. If we prove unworthy, no one would be justified in giving us greater opportunities. Be faithful my friends. Hold on to what’s been entrusted to you, and do all you can to faithfully honor the One who blessed you with the mind, strength and talents you possess. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” (Colossians 3:23).