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Does monotonous, menial, or mediocre seem to describe the current moments of your life?

It’s been a long time since you’ve been on the mountaintop. Your life seems to stretch before you like a flat, dry plain. Have you asked God what’s going on and why He’s had you here for so long?

Have you ever pondered why we don’t find the words “monotonous, menial, mediocre” in the Bible?

Zechariah gives us insight to God’s view of such things:

“Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?” — Zechariah 4:10 NIV

Small things . . . not monotonous, menial, or mediocre. God says not to despise the day of small things.


In the kingdom of God, greatness is molded and shaped in tasks such as these.

So if you’re wondering what’s going on and why God’s taking so long to answer your prayer, to move you on, to bring the promise you know He has told you to wait on . . . persevere.

His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.” — Matthew 25:21 ESV

God is the waster of nothing and no thing. 

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God–you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration–what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day. — Psalm 139:16 MSG

Thank you God for the day of small things. Thank you for preparing every day of my life before I was even born. Empower me to be faithful over little. Thank you that You are the waster of nothing and no thing.

For more: Greater: Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God’s Vision for Your Life. by Steven Furtick

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