January 21, 2011
“1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up.”
(Exodus 3:1-2) NIV
Moses, who at one point was a mighty man in Egypt, was forced to go into the desert after killing an Egyptian man. Every mighty man of God will, for sure, go through the desert’s training. In the desert, Moses got married and in the desert, Moses was humbled! It is, indeed, significant to point out that when the moment came for Moses to receive the official call from the Lord to liberate the children of Israel out of the hands of the Egyptians, Moses was found “…tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law…” Moses learned the art of being faithful in the little things.
Many people I know have an unbelievable call in their lives in terms of what they are called to do. However, many will never even be able to start their ministries because they refuse to be faithful in the little things. I knew a man who had a call to minister in the nation of Cuba; I was able to see with my own eyes glimpses of the power of God in his life. However, at the moment, he was a part of a small prison ministry and the brother was extremely unfaithful. One day, as he expressed to me, once again, about his call to the nation of Cuba; I told him: “You will never even be able to visit Cuba until you learn to be faithful in the little things.” The Bible tells us in Matthew 25:20-21,
“20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’
21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
I don’t know in what stage or level of your life you find yourself in as it refers to your call; but what I do know is that faithfulness to God will always bring forth promotion. It does not matter how small or insignificance what you are doing seems to be; you will be able to do what God has called you to do if you embrace the art of being faithful in the little things.