Do Not Despise the Day of Small Things 

“For who has despised the day of small things?” (Zech. 4:10 NKJ.)

Daily devotional-do not despise the days of little beginnings

The prophet Zechariah asked the question above to the Jews who had just returned from captivity and were trying to rebuild the temple, a task that seemed impossible to them. They were few in number and in resources. The Lord spoke to them prophetically and asked the question in the verse above: “Who has despised the day of small things?” This question is as valid to us today as it was on the first day it was asked, and probably more.

God often starts small. His kingdom started like a little leaven that spread across the entire lump. He used a small stick in the hand of Moses to baffle Pharaoh on his throne. The Church started with about 120 disciples in the upper room and has spread across the globe. This is how God works and it is same with us today.

Do not wait to take things seriously only once you have seen the “big thing.” Learn to recognize the finger of God in the little things that come your way. Do you know how much that idea in your mind is worth? Are you despising your congregation because there are only two or three people in attendance? God is asking this question to you today: “What do you have in your hands?” Do not despise it, for it might be all God will use to change your world. Follow the Spirit and nurture the small things that are in your hands.


Why do we have a tendency to despise the little things we have?

Apply the Word

Is there something small you have been despising? Recognize it and start making use of it from today.


Thank the Father right now for all the “small things” you can remember in your life. There are some who do not even see the small things they have because they seem so little. Pray that the Lord will help you not to despise anything or anyone around you.

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