Small Stuff Matters

Most of us overestimate the power of big things and we underestimate the power of small things.

Most of us overestimate the power of the EVENT and we underestimate the power of the PROCESS.

It has been said that the devil is in the details. He may well be, but did you ever wonder why? Maybe the devil is in the details because they are so important.

It has also been said that God is in the details. I know that has been said, because I just said it. I don’t recall reading or hearing that before. I know God is in the details because God knows every hair on your head and every bird in the sky. He knows every star in the heavens. He knows every grain of sand on the earth. I know this because God is omnipresent. He is everywhere all the time. That is what it means to be ubiquitous–everywhere and all the time.

Small stuff matters because small stuff is where it’s at.

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

The journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step, and it continues with the next step.

March28_blogbIf you live to be 80 years old, you have 29,200 days. Today is just one small day in your lifetime. But today is the only one you have to work with–right now. In the big scheme of things, today is small. Small does not mean trivial or insignificant, it just means small.

Today you don’t have to do something awesome and amazing. You don’t have to get 500 likes on a Facebook post. You only have to be faithful in what has been entrusted to you this day.

The great preacher Chuck Swindoll said, “The difference between something good and something great is attention to details.”

Last year I read several books on the greatest NCAA men’s basketball coach of all time, John Wooden. Wooden said, “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” He was famous (or infamous, or both) for his attention to details. Like teaching his players how to tie their shoes.

So pay attention to details. Notice the small stuff. Take one step. Take one bite. Tie your shoes correctly. Connect with one friend. Read one verse in the Bible (and pray and think about it).

Enjoy the small stuff and be richly blessed.

Pastor Brian

 

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