Text: Matthew 13:31-32
“Though your beginning was small, Yet your latter end would increase abundantly.”
Two young fishermen dreamt of voyaging across the open seas. The first asked himself: “What’s the simplest and easiest way for me to sail out of here?” So he collected driftwood, shaped them into a raft, hauled it out into the river, and ventured off.
The second opted for something a little more extravagant – a grand boat made from thick trunks of ancient oaks. So he spent the next year building it. But as soon as the boat’s foundation was ready, he decided he wanted to add two leather seats. After another year, he figured that since he’s going to be sailing around the world, he might as well expand the boat now to make it a little more comfortable. Several years later, the first fisherman returned home to find his friend on the shore, still building his “perfect” boat. To the surprise of the villagers, the raft fisherman returned in a decently-groomed boat flagged with over 50 emblems from the countries he had visited around the world.
According to our text, the biggest seed sprang up from the smallest seed. “It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it grows up, it is the biggest of all plants….”” (Matt 13:32 GNT)
Friends, don’t despise the small beginnings. Start simple and small, focus on what is necessary and then grow. Don’t wait for a perfect situation to act. The truth is that the longer you wait to do something you should do now, the more difficult it will be to do. God recognizes those little beginnings (Job 8:7; Zec 4:9). If you can’t buy a property, lease one or rent one. Don’t wait till you are mobile before you serve God or be a millionaire before you do something great for God. Don’t wait to have all comfort of life before deciding on marriage. Challenge those excuses that had hitherto hindered your progress today.
1. Father, I receive courage to draw out the God-given dream long buried deep under the rubble of my heart in Jesus name
2. Father, I challenge the excuses that the fear of starting has created in my heart in Jesus name
1. I don’t seek for any perfect timing because God’s timing is the perfect timing .
2. I don’t complicate things, but I start small, focus on what is necessary, follow a process and grow.