Read: Zechariah 4:10
Our culture celebrates the big, loud, and flashy success stories. Celebrities grace the covers of magazines on newsstands across the country. Unless you have a famous name endorse what you’re doing it’s almost impossible to get any attention for your project, book, or event. Instagram is full of people with huge followings who are now paid to promote products because numbers matter to the world. More followers and more fame equal more opportunity.
It can be frustrating when all we want to do is live our lives to glorify God, keeping our hustle holy, and we’re drowned out by the noise of the world. We feel like our dreams are slowly being crushed every time we share our idea with someone, only to have them ask how big our platform is before they’re willing to take a chance on us.
Today’s verse has always been encouraging to me when I’m struggling to figure out if what I’m doing is worth it. I don’t come from a huge city, I don’t have hundreds of thousands of followers, and I don’t really “know” people. Do you want to know how “Holy Hustle” became a book?
I started writing.
I sat down and wrote the outline for the book. And then I sat down and wrote the introduction, and then one chapter, and then another. It didn’t happen because someone big and famous took an interest in me and introduced me to all the right people. The work that I’ve been able to do for God through this message happened because I was obedient to take the first step.
Today, as you consider the work and the dreams that God has given you, consider what your first step might be. How can you lay the groundwork today, place the first stone, start the building process, so that in six months or a year or two years from now you’ll be able to look back at that firm foundation you started and marvel at where God has taken it.
God rejoices to see the work begin. Not done perfectly. Not done all the way and then promoted by anyone famous. God rejoices to see us obediently take our first steps because He knows what it will look like when the work is done. And it will be good.
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