The Bible says:

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

But somewhere deep inside us, our own voice of doubt mocks us:

I see what others have done with their lives and before I even get started — I’m discouraged. What can I possibly do that God isn’t already doing through someone else?

Against a towering giant, a brook pebble seems futile. But God used it to topple Goliath. Compared to the tithes of the wealthy, a widow’s coins seem puny. But Jesus used them to inspire us all!

    • Moses had a staff.


  • David had a sling.



  • Samson had a jawbone.



  • Rahab had a string.



  • Mary had some ointment.



  • Dorcas had a needle.


All were used by God.

What do you have?

Much more than you might think!

God inhabits the tiny seed.

God empowers the tiny deed!

Never discount the smallness of your deeds!

The LORD turned to him [Gideon, a reluctant man from the weakest clan and the least in his family,] and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” (Judges 6:14).

From Max Lucado’s book

Grace for the Moment.

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