Little Things Add Up
Helen Keller said, “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by its mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
─ Philippians 4:6 ESV
We are so programmed to hurry up. Everything has got to be fast. Life doesn’t hurry up on our account. The Apostle Paul encourages not to be anxious, but to pray and give thanks as you share your desires with your Heavenly Father.
The accumulation of a lot of little things over an extended period of time adds up to success for life.
Most likely, you’re not going to have some radically huge thing happen in your life today. You’re going to raise your kids, be faithful to your spouse, pay your bills, be honest in the work place, pray and read God’s Word, and most likely do some dumb stuff—all a part of what we do in a day. All of that over a period of time links us to the big things in life.
The most important thing is you choose to get up and do the “one thing” that matters most in your life today, no matter how mundane it seems to you – changing a diaper on a baby, but doing it with love; feeding those kids with love; loving your husband when he’s been a jerk lately or visa-versa.
Today’s One Thing
Think about all the little things you do each day … how do they add up in your life and in the lives of those you love? Thank God for the opportunity to do the next thing, no matter how big or small it is.