Despise Not Small Beginnings
Many of you are about to give up because you have been believing God for something specific for such a long time and you haven’t seen it manifest yet in the natural. The Lord gave me this analogy of two trees. Two seeds were planted at the same time for two different trees. The first was a cherry blossom tree seed and the other was a sequoia tree seed. They both had the same care as they both received the same amount of sunlight and water. The cherry blossom tree grew quickly and flourished beautifully with brilliant pink flowers and bright green leaves, but the seed of the sequoia tree seemed to be taking a long time to come up. As time went on the cherry blossom tree continued to grow and thrive but the sequoia tree didn’t look as if it was going to amount to anything. After some time a small sprout began to emerge from the ground and the sequoia tree began to grow to an extreme height towering over the cherry blossom tree. The reason why the sequoia tree took longer to grow was because it required stronger and deeper roots which were going deep into the earth to support it’s huge size. Neither tree was insignificant but served their purpose, and even though the cherry blossom tree was beautiful to the eye, the sequoia tree grew to be the tallest and strongest tree in the world.
The Lord says, don’t give up on your vision. What I have begun in you I will complete. The seed that I have planted inside of you will surely come into fruition and you shall become all that I have called you to be. Don’t allow discouragement from delay to throw you off the course that you were once on. I will complete all that I have called you to do. Don’t despise the day of small beginnings and don’t compare yourself to others. Every one is significant in my sight and each of you are designed uniquely with a divine and particular purpose. Don’t try to imitate someone else but be free to be the person that I have called you to be. I have made a Covenant with you and I will keep My word. Continue to contend for all that I have for you. Don’t get weary along the journey and don’t lose your vision. Never lose sight to your purpose and what you were created to do. Don’t look back or you will get off course to where you are going. Your mistakes of the past will not cancel out my plans for your future as you continue to go forward. Follow after peace and don’t be upset when there are detours or delays. Delay is not denial. Rejoice in Me and don’t despise the place where you are now because your best days are ahead as you follow the narrow path that I have laid out for you says the Lord.
For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plumbline in the hand of Zerubbabel; these seven are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
Mark 4:26 -29
And He said, “The Kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
James 5:7 -8
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,
Staten Island, NY
This is a good word. Solid example with the trees too.
Loved it….I want to use a portion in my sermon to enlighten others!
Thanks for enjoying and using!
Blessings in Christ,
Angus – for and on behalf of Elaine.
Bless you and Jill for this message