He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20
As coaches, we always tell our players to keep doing the “little things.” In games, they will help the team win. Athletes become excited about getting that big hit, making an mazing play, or throwing a gem on the mound. Those things do happen, but most of the time it’s the little things in a game that add up to the win. For a pitcher, it could be working at a better pace to keep his defense ready, or an outfielder hitting the cutoff man to get an out at another base. When these types of plays are executed on a regular basis, they put the team in the best position to win.
In the same way, doing the little things in our everyday lives can have big results of the Kingdom of God. It may be as simple as speaking a word to a friend who is going through a hard time, taking the time to help someone move, or offering a listening ear. These little things, along with other actions you take as you show and share Christ with them, will add up over time and have amazing eternal results.
If we seek the Lord’s direction for the little things in our lives, then doing the little things can equal big results for the Kingdom of God. Go to God in prayer and ask Him to give you the faith and strength you need to do the little things for Him.
– Eddie Taubensee, Former MLB Catcher for 11 seasons, Director of Baseball Ministries for The Increase and hitting coach in the San Francisco Giants organization.
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