In this week's blog, we will talk about starting where you are so that God can use you where you are. Our vision can and should exceed our circumstance, but we need to remember that we can't get where we need to be if we don't start where we are. Here are 3 ways to start where you are:
1) Excellence in the little things
Luke 16:10 says, "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much." What are the things in your church or ministry that you might consider "little?" Are you doing these things to the best of your ability, or are you just brushing them off until something bigger comes along? If we're faithful with the small things, God will readily give us the big things that we desire.
2) Great leaders aren't born, they're made
There's a story about an elderly man sitting on a park bench in the middle of a town. A tourist comes to visit this town because he hears that there have been many famous and great leaders come out of it. The tourist approaches the old man and asks him how many great leaders have been born in that town. The old man waits for a moment and then says, "None. We don't have great leaders born in this town, only babies." Leadership takes time and hard work!
3) Love your circle
God has given each of us a unique circle of influence and reach. The best ways to start where you are is to get to know that circle. Who are the people around you that you can love? Start by reaching and loving the people around you.
What are some ways that you can start where you are this week?