Importance of the Little Things
Updated: Jan 18, 2020
I realize more and more as time goes by how truly important the little things are. I’m sure many of us sometimes think that we are not doing anything worthwhile if we’re not in some foreign country doing missions work or adopting 10 little children from an orphanage. Things like that are important, but I see now that even if you do those things but are not kind or encouraging to the people you see the most, then you’re still failing on a significant level. You can do all these “great” things for the kingdom of God, but if you are not loving and respectful to the people around you then you’re definitely missing something important.
You may have a regular 9-5 job, may be a stay-at-home-mom, or may be a college student. At night when you get done with your to-do list for the day, you may come home like most Americans and eat dinner, watch T.V. and go to sleep. Then you will probably get up and do the same thing the next day. These things may not seem significant to you whatsoever, it’s just the way of life. But I want to remind you that the people you encounter on these seemingly not-so-significant days are VERY important. The things you do in your day-to-day life has eternal meaning: the way you speak to your family and coworkers; the way you carry yourself at your job; the way you speak to and even listen to your husband; the way you do your school work. Each of these things has eternal value and/or repercussions. Everything you say and do in life is very important, especially when you’re around other people. I encourage you to remember that the people you come in contact with (especially your family) need love, encouragement and someone to show that they are valued.
Let’s not get so distracted and worn down by the everyday things in life that we forget why we are here. God saved us and left us on the earth so that we would share Him with others and bring glory to His name. We bring glory to His name by obeying His word, so let’s strive to do that in every area of our lives.