Many times I’ve prayed and asked God for more. More love, more power, more of His presence, more, more, more…But tonight I was reminded of a simple truth as I was reading a book by Neil Anderson.
Anderson talked about being good stewards of what God has already revealed to us. He was talking about counseling someone and walking them through the Steps to Freedom but what he said sparked a whole stream of ideas in me.
It got me thinking about every area of my life and I began asking myself, am I stewarding that well? It could be ministry, relationships, money, clients, my marriage, revelations, health and even the gospel. It’s easy to give attention to the big things in our lives but I believe God wants us to pay especially close attention to the small things.
If you were the pastor of a 10,000 member church you would probably make sure you prepared to preach on Sunday. But what if God has you share something with just one person? Would you, or would I for that matter, devote the same time and energy into that one person? I would like to say yes but to be honest I don’t think I would. And I have to ask myself, why?
What’s so important about the size of the audience? If I’m really doing all things unto the Lord then numbers should not even register on my radar. But they do. So how do I get from point A to point B? How do I invest just as much time and energy into the one as I would the crowds?
I don’t have the answer yet but I think I know who does. I pray He would teach us all to be good and faithful stewards in every area of our lives.