What God Can Do with the Small and Unlikely

As I walked off stage this past weekend, a woman grabbed my arm and said, “You are so much shorter in person than on video!”

I laughed because I’ve heard that before. I am only 5’2″ but with some hair poof and heels, I am a towering 5’5″! But, I’m still short and little no matter what.

“How tall are you anyway,” she asked.


“On the inside or the outside?” I answered. “I am really tall on the inside, I’m just small on the outside.”

If you’ve ever felt small, insignificant, or unimportant, let me tell you this…

Small things can have a big impact!

Here’s what I mean.

What God Can Do with the Small and Unlikely
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Let’s just take a small number and see if it can have a big impact…

32 isn’t a big number, is it?

32  little chocolate chips are only about 70  calories, but they will give you immense pleasure.

A 32 minute power nap may cost you about a half hour of productivity, but you will gain a new lease on your day.

32 cents won’t buy you anything. But, if you save 32 cents every day for 32 years, you will have $3,740.16  in the bank!

32 degrees Fahrenheit will make the sidewalks frosty and water freeze, but it also gives you a chance to snuggle by a fire with some hot chocolate and someone you love.

If you read 32 books over your lifetime, your brain will have processed about 1,600,000 words!

If you read 32 pages from your Bible everyday, you will have read the whole Bible in just 62 days.

If you drink 32 ounces of water twice a day, you will eat less and be more hydrated.

If you had invested $32 in the stock market in 1932, you would have over $200,000 today!

32 may be a small number, but it has big implications, doesn’t it?

You may feel small or insignificant. Or, you may feel like who you are, or where you are, is small and unimportant compared to the seemingly big significance of others’ lives and situations.

But, no one and nothing is really small and insignificant.

The big impact of small things can be overlooked if we are not careful.

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.” (Zechariah 4:10 NLT)

When Zechariah spoke those words, he was referring to the building of the second temple. Judah’s enemies looked down on the attempt as if it were no big deal and even the Jews themselves thought little of it. Compared to the former temple, it was going to be scrawny.

But, it was no “small thing” in God’s eyes.

You are not a small thing in God’s eyes.
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Nothing is.

No one is.

Matthew Henry said, “In God’s work the day of small things is not to be despised. Though the instruments be weak and unlikely, God often chooses such, by them to bring about great things.”

So, if you feel small, or as Henry put it, “weak and unlikely,” don’t look down on it.

God takes the small and unlikely to create big, beautiful results.

God sees and honors the days of “small things” and He sees and honors the person who feels small too.

God takes the small and unlikely to create big, beautiful results.
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So, don’t let small things trick you into thinking they aren’t a big deal!

The day of small things is the day of precious things! And, it just may be the beginning of great things!

In the comments below, please share the “small” thing in your life God has used for a big result.

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