“...who hath despised the day of small things.” Zechariah 4:10
“If you feel you have an unrecognized talent for writing, or if you simply love to write and want to do it, my advice is to write. But write without ambitious pride, which makes you feel it is a 'waste' to write what will never be published. Write to communicate with someone, even if it is literally only one person. It is not a waste to write beautiful prose or poetry for one person's eyes alone.”
I found that very convicting! I felt like she wrote that specifically for me. I tend to feel something is a waste if it's not going to help a lot of people. But that is such a wrong way of thinking, I am learning.
That kind of thinking can affect all the talents we have. We think if it's 'small' it's not worth it. We neglect the little opportunities all around us and just look for the big things.
As I was thinking about all this, I had another thought. What we think is small may turn out to be big. For example, we might help one person. That person as a result may be able to help someone else who will help someone else who will help someone else! Get the idea?!!
It's a domino effect! You line dominoes up next to each other and push over the first one, and they all go down one by one. Our words, actions, attitudes etc. either knock people down or build them up. So you never know how much good your little word of kindness, your encouraging letter, your phonecall, your friendly email etc. may do!
Don't Despise small Things!