Start a long journey at sea miscalculating by just one degree of direction, and over distance you’ll be miles away from where you intended.
Building a wall, if you get the first couple of bricks wrong, the whole house will be wonky.
We know this, but when it comes to living it, we’re struggling. What’s more, if your experience is anything like mine, God hasn’t given you the whole plan yet. You think you might just know the next step, and are trusting Him to get you to the final destination. It’s really easy to fall into listless inaction until you know steps two and three. Or even wait until you have been given the whole blueprint.
But you’re not the Architect. You’re a co-worker. A builder for God who is privileged to work for him. Your job is to put the next brick down straight. I wonder how frustrated Nehemiah got watching his workers on the walls of Jerusalem?
There may be sabotage, discouragement, fear, frustration. Perhaps bribery, accusation, vetos or forcible resistance. All these challenges will work against you taking the next small step that God directed. The next detail.
Small things matter.
20 “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Matthew 17:20
The art of small faith