Despise Not Small Beginnings

Michael K Spirituality 9 Comments

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin..” –Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)

That which is now big often began small.

The skyscraper that now soars above the city skyline (big) began as a ground-level foundation (small).

The oak tree that now towers over the field of grass (big) began as an acorn seed that was planted (small).

The millions of Jews that God elected to be His chosen people (big) began with God’s selection of one man from whom He’d build that nation—Abraham (small).

Jesus feeding the crowd of 5,000+ people (big) first began with a boy’s lunch of 5 loaves and 2 fish (small).

You see whenever God chooses to do something BIG

In your life…

In your ministry…

In your business…

In your career…

It will usually begin small.

And when it does, you’ll have one of two choices:


You despise your small whenever you talk and focus only on the BIG that you currently do not see…

You despise your small whenever you save your best for the BIG that’s still to come down the road…

You despise your small whenever choose to disobey the instructions that God gave you in the beginning.


The Bible says that he who is faithful in least (small) will be faithful in much (big).

God is a God who multiplies the small.

Little is much when God is in it.

So don’t despise your small beginnings!

Instead, choose to involve God and allow His provision of favor, wisdom, and power to multiply and grow what’s little in your own hands.

You and I don’t have the power to supernaturally multiply things.

But God does!

So choose to remain faithful—especially when things are small.

And watch Him multiply your small into big!

Michael KDespise Not Small Beginnings

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  1. Ashley

    Amen! Great post and so true. So many times we focus on giving our all when we get to the bigger things but it’s so important to give our best and our all everytime! The value of excellence. Only our best will do every time no matter what it is! Thanks for the encouragement Michael K

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