Details. The small things. The things that work together for our betterment. It is God arranging them one by one for our spiritual growth. Some of the big ones take a long time for everything to be in the right place. Their path may be confusing. A good example would be Joseph, in the book of Genesis. He was going to prison, not knowing it was of God to provide for his family. God is the Master of the details.
Reaching the journey’s end may be long, but achieving it is the goal.
My thoughts go back to the Ark. The one that took Noah 120 years to build. It was all about details. It was cutting trees, transporting, shaping them, putting them in place, then sealing the Ark inside and out. But the loading of the Ark brings an intriguing observation. How long did it take the two snails to get on board? They were even slower than the two turtles. Yet the Ark did not sail without the snails. God waited for the snails to get on board before He shut the door.
I guess I’m going around the bush to get to my point. Whatever your station in life is, God has more for you to do. In our society, as goes the old western TV show, it is expected for old people to ride off into the sunset. However, I do not believe that this is God’s desire for us. Each person can do something to advance their area of service for Him. It is all about focus. Passion is the root of pure determination.
For any tree to grow, it needs nourishment from God and time. If the roots are deep, the tree will stand. Some of the limbs may need trimming, especially the lower ones, but the tree still stands and grows. It provides shade, maybe some fruit. It could be the tree to provide the lumber to build your house. The shelter you will use in the times of storm, cold, or heat. It could be your fortress.
God has protected you and wants to use you. The question is, do you want to be used by God? It is a question all of us must answer. Will we make ourselves available? Or unavailable? Our eternal rewards are a result of our service.
It is all about the small things—the details.
If we keep that perspective in mind, great will be our reward.
What can we do for God? Whatever it is will last for eternity?