Don’t Despise The Days Of Small Beginnings
17 Aug 2014 Service – Paul Scanlon
For who has despised the day of small things?
For these seven rejoice to see
The plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel.
They are the eyes of the Lord,
Which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.”
God knows what we tend to do. That’s why He told Zechariah not to despise small beginnings.
God must know something about small beginnings that we don’t know.
Small beginnings take people out of the game more than you can imagine!
It’s not just those who are at small beginnings that struggle, but those who are attached to them as well! It affects everyone else who is involved with them as well! For eg, a guy who is starting a new business with little income marries your daughter, now you are pulled in as well.
God is committed to small beginnings! Every successful thing began small! When you were formed by a microscopic insignificant cell, no one knew you were there, but you were.
Why pick the smallest seed in the world – the mustard seed – to teach us on faith? Because God knows we despise small beginnings and there’s nothing smaller than a mustard seed He can use to teach us.
Moses and Joseph both had small beginnings in their lives, but yet became great leaders of their time.
What is the nature of your small beginnings today? What are you fearful of stepping out of?
The devil wants to contaminate and interfere with small beginnings. Because he knows if he does that, then it will never become what God had intended it to become.
I am the alpha and omega. The beginning and the end.
God is immune from time. His status is immune from change. He is both alpha and omega at the same time.
In other words, whatever that is intended to be your omega, the outcome of your dream and life and destiny, God makes sure that it is embedded in your alpha, the days of your small beginnings.
The things you learn in the days of small beginnings, you will never learn them anywhere else.
God alway enters your alpha from your omega. God already knows the end result!
People who prosper in small beginnings are a rare breed.
What you despise you can’t honor, you see no value in it, and you will never carry the gift within it.
Your perspective to small beginnings sets your pathway for your life. You can feel low and defeated and that can change the course of life.
David and Goliath…
Why would the bible tell us about David’s complexion and age? Said he was young and ruddy (red, ginger). And why only David? Not Saul, or Jesse etc. Most likely because he didn’t fit into his family.
What if David despised his small beginning?
None of Saul’s toughest soldiers would even dare risk stepping out and taking on Goliath for 6 weeks.
When David offered to go up, Saul despised him as well. Are you serious? Saul wasn’t trying to help him by giving him his armor, he knew he was going to get killed!
Saul just lent David his armor so that when David gets killed, it would appear that at least Saul tried to help him in some way.
In your life, beware of such people. They want to appear to be helping you or seen trying to help you, but inside they want you to go down and be defeated.
The Holy Spirit didn’t need to help guide the stone to the forehead of Goliath! Because David was already skilled! From the days of small beginnings.
In the early years of David, every morning, day and night, in his days of small beginnings, he was practising his slinging skill, throwing and training.
And David never knew that all that practice in those days of small beginnings was for a kairos appointed time to defeat Goliath. That was his omega, but it was already in his alpha!
There’s something going on now in your alpha that’s going to be relevant in your omega. Don’t despise your days of small beginnings, these moments of your life are handing you preparation for your outcome, which you can never find anytime else in your life.
Keep going, the best is yet to come. But you’ll never find out if you quit.