We all want to see that big dream we carry realized, right? I am no exception to this. God has given me big dreams and ideas and I want to see them accomplished. Sometimes I get frustrated because I want to skip the actualization process and just arrive at the finish line. I have to remind myself that the process is the main avenue of preparation for what the dream will entail.
What you have right now might just be a seed, but a seed if place under the right conditions will develop into a plant. It is just a beginning, your seed will flourish into a sprawling tree as God waters and fertilizes it according to His own timing.
Here are four keys to thriving in your small beginning
In your endeavor to embrace your small start with the expectation of growing larger, it is important to place your trust solely in God. No one has seen the beginning and ending of your life except Him and so you are trusting the one that knows all things. Proverbs 3: 5 entreats us to, “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”.
When we lean on His understanding, we leave our development to Him and we leave all our plans to Him. We lay them at His feet and cease worrying about them. We commit them to Him and believe that He is working for our good.
Put not your faith in your abilities, but in God’s capabilities, so that when anything seems impossible, that impossibility is only in what can be seen but not the unseen. Psalm 37: 5 (NLT) reminds us that if we trust God He will help us. Trust in the Lord rely on Him, believe that He will do what He says He will, irrespective of what your circumstance might tell you. Walk by faith not sight.
You do not need to puff your self up or try to exalt yourself above your circumstances to achieve the recognition that you desire. Jesus’ word to His disciples are that if anyone desires to be great He must first become a servant. Seek to serve the needs of those you wish to become great among.
Neglect to be prideful in an effort to achieve your goals but instead, “ humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all you anxieties on Him because He cares for you” (Peter 5:6&7). I am reminded to not try to exalt myself but wait on the lord. All things are done in His timing and not ours.
We should endeavor to exercise patience and wait on God knowing that He has it all figured out. We take up our cross daily and follow His lead. Psalms 37: 7 reminds us to be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently or him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.
We do not need to gauge our current situation by where others are because God has a specific plan for each of us. Our success is not determined by the success of anyone one else. I like the Message bible version of Psalm 37: 5-6 which says, “ open up before God, keep nothing back He’ll do whatever needs to be done. He’ll validate your life in the clear light of day and stamp you with approval at high noon.
In persevering, you do not give up when things are not coming together the way you imagined. Remember that God has infinite ways of achieving His purposes, so because the way you imagined did not work out does not mean that God is stumped for ideas of how to bring His plans to fruition.
So then we hold steadfastly to our dreams visions and ideas and allow God to do His work. We are called to endure and remember that God is faithful and keeps His promises. And His promises to you will be fulfilled in due time.
Be encouraged and know that it is okay to start small and grow large into God’s purpose for your life. We are all different and our growth process will not be the same. So hold steadfastly to what God has promised you and persevere, be patient, be humble and trust Him.