A Big stuff in a Small Stuff
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.”
Matthew 13:31-32
Inside the womb of a small seed is a giant tree! Inside a small stuff, there is a big stuff! This parable of the mustard seed is crucial to anyone who desires to be BIG! Are you contemplating a mega career, business or ministry? Then be prepared to think big, but start small. Our God is a God of small and big things! In His infinite wisdom, He decided to package greatness in a tiny little seed. Once the mustard seed is planted on a good soil, growth sets in, and before you know it, that little seed will become a big tree with branches! Growth is God’s idea. That small business of yours, don’t despise it, very soon it will grow to become a conglomerate! Every mega business you see today started out small! Every great invention or business started out as just an idea.
That’s why we are enjoined to appreciate small beginnings!
It is kingdom wisdom to develop a culture of not despising small beginnings! The fact that you are starting small or little does not mean you will end up small. The Bible tells us that “A little one shall become a thousand and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time”
Isaiah 60:22
3 vital factors that engender greatness:
1. Patience
“But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.”
Romans 8:25
At the stage of your beginning you may not see greatness, that is why patience is germane. You need patience to wait for your greatness to manifest. As a wise farmer patiently looks forward to his harvest, you too must patiently wait for your greatness!
2. Faith
“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”
Mark 9:23
Do you really believe that your small seed will grow to become a giant tree with branches? Do you believe that your small ministry or business will grow to become a conglomerate?
It takes faith not to despise the Seed in your hand. It takes faith not to despise that idea. You must have faith that God will do great things, beyond your imagination! You must believe in God who caused His Son, Jesus Christ to be born as a little baby, unlike the Adam who was created “big”. You must believe God’s word that says: “Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.”
Job 8:7
3. Diligence
“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”
Proverbs 22:29
Diligence is hard work! Diligence is about consistently engaging in a productive work with all your mind and might with a view to generating outstanding and profitable results. Your small business or ministry will require diligence to become great! Are you willing and prepared to pay the price of diligence?
I decree and declare that you will command greatness even as you start small in Jesus mighty name.
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe