The Bible says a lot about faithfulness and endurance. Luke 16:10 is a prime example of being faithful with little, to be trusted with much.
Whoever is faithful with very little will also be faithful with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will be dishonest with much.Luke 16:10 – Bible
Back in January of 2019, I felt God speak to me, and he made it pretty obvious. Everything I was working on, blog posts, websites, books. It was all part of a long game that I was playing. He said that I was planting seed and it would be awhile before I would see any of it come to fruition.
That was 9 months ago, and I still got nothing.
I’ve always been an impatient person, and the last 9 months have been an awful experience. I keep falling, but every time I get up, wipe the dust off my knees and continue on.
I’ve gotten into a bad habit when I have a dream. I grab onto it and I WILL NOT let it go. Sometimes you have to relax the grip and realize it’s not going to happen under your own power.
That’s not to say it won’t happen. You have a duty to work on the little things, and God will make the big ones happen.
You aren’t responsible for making the dream happen. You’re only responsible for the little steps on the way. The steps make the dream happen.
What Is The Definition Of Faithfulness?
Faithfulness is defined as lasting loyalty and trustworthiness in relationships. Especially in marriage and friendship. (Dictionary.Com)
When you’re faithful you’ll be true to your commitments and word, another good way to say faithful is reliable, and always there to serve.
But being faithful is a difficult choice, it isn’t easy to stick to your guns and keep going. To be faithful, make sure you know what you’re being faithful too, and if it’s worthy of the time God has given you. Go after it. If not, cut it loose.
Luke 16:10 How To Stay Faithful?
- Have Passion For Your Commitments.
- Tell Those Around You What You’re Committing Too
- Let Them Know When You’re Tempted To Walk Away From It All.
- Know your vices and triggers. Make A Plan To Avoid Them.
- Pray and Read Your Bible
Have Passion For Your Commitments.
I’ve tried 7-8 different types of businesses in the last few years. The only ones to survive are the ones I’m interested in and have a passion for. I love writing about healing with ESterling. In addition to that I love writing about Snowboarding. This is one of the reasons I started SnoFallGear. I’m passionate about snowboarding and talk about it more than I probably should.
When you’re passionate about something, it isn’t work. It’s a labor of love. I know that sounds cliched, but it’s very true.
This goes to show in all factors of life. If you’re not passionate about that girl, don’t ask her out, and don’t marry her. If you don’t have a love for your job, find a new one.
In The United States Of America where we can make free choices, why are we all enslaved?
Tell Those Around You What You’re Committing Too.
We all need personal accountability, and while it may suck to tell others what you’re doing. The benefits far outweigh the awkwardness of it. When you tell others whether it’s a friend or spouse. It brings them into your dreams. Then when something great happens, you’ll wanna share it, and likewise if things fall apart, they’ll be the shoulder to cry on.
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.Ecclesiastes 4:10
We were made to be in community with each other. Not this fake social media lifestyle we have fallen into. Your Facebook friends aren’t real friends.
Currently I have over 900 friends on Facebook, but how many of them do I interact with daily? A small fraction of them.
It’s more like 900 connections, but almost none of them really know who I am.
We want to be known, and when others know you, it’ll propel you into being faithful. Because you’ll have the support to do great things.
Luke 16:10 Being Faithful?
Being faithful means sticking by someones side, it means following your word. You can’t be faithful without having integrity, and that is an awesome trait to have, but an easy trait to lose.
Being Faithful can be simple, here’s some easy ways to start:
- You Keep Your Word
- Pay Your Debts
- Honor Your Parents
- Help Those In Need
- Volunteer and show up on time.
Luke 16:10 Being Faithful With Little?
In our society we can buy anything we want with a few clicks. This happens quickly while we’re on the couch wearing no pants. Most Americans don’t understand the concept of waiting and I believe it directly relates to this.
Being Faithful takes time, it’s a continual decision that isn’t based on feeling. It’s based on your word. If you committed then you need to accomplish it.
The more I think about this, the more I blame the industrial revolution. Don’t get me wrong, I love machines and modern technology, but we’ve lost something important when we automated things.
Once upon a time, there was a lot of farms, and this was how people survived. If the season was bad, people could die of starvation. With stakes that high, I sorta wonder if people could get impatient.
When a farmer plants seed it takes quite awhile before he/she sees anything come from it. It might be weeks before they see a leaf or stem pop out of the ground. After that it’s still months until harvest. (The Basics Of Farming)
A lot of times we’re trying to be faithful and we are fighting hard. Then we see a little sliver of grass, and hope explodes inside our heart. So we start to slack off, and this is detrimental to our cause.
The farmer doesn’t slack off. He knows that he has to have patience. The farmer will continue to water, fertilize, and pray for sunlight. While most people take their ease, the farmer gears up for round two.
We need to prepare for the next round.
Luke 16:10 Faithfulness In Construction
It’s the same scenario when you’re building a house. There’s a lot of little things that need to be taken care of before moving in. A house needs a foundation, framing, plumbing, electrical and drywall.
There’s a lot of pieces I left of the quick list above. (Flooring etc.)
The same goes for your dreams, there’s a lot of moving parts and your job isn’t to worry about the dream as much as the little things. The little things are the steps that guide you on the path to the big things, and without them, you’re lost.
Be Faithful In The Little Things
I know someone is going to read this and quote the Bible verse; “God will provide for me according to his riches in glory.” (Philippians 4:19) That is true, but you also reap what you sow (Luke 19:22), and if you aren’t being a good steward of what God has bestowed upon you. You’ll be up a creek, and there will probably be bears on each side of it.
God doesn’t want to hand you everything, he wants you to grow up and build your life, while he works along side you. He’s given you skills, talents, and abilities. When you surrender to him, and use the abilities that he’s given you. It’s the truest form of worship because you are the person he created you to be. His creation is doing what he made it to do.
It’s beautiful and poetic.
What Does It Mean To Be Faithful In the Bible?
- the Bible says a lot about being faithful. I read there was over 100 verse on faithfulness inside those pages.
- Abraham was faithful when God called him to leave UR and didn’t tell him where they were going.
- David was faithful when God anointed him as Israels next King. Then King Saul Pursued him. Trying to have hime killed.
- The disciples were faithful until Jesus was arrested. They fled that night, but eventually they learned what faithfulness was all about. Because11 out of the 12 were killed for their faith. (John was the only one to die of natural causes, but his life was one of faithfulness)
These are just a handful of people who stayed faithful in their circumstances. Stay focused in yours.
Being Faithful Helps Your Focus.
Last but not least, being faithful helps me focus. It’s a routine, and keeps my eyes on the prize.
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