31st August 2019

Bishop Dag Heward-Mills


READ: Matthew 20:20-28

“Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase” – Job 8:7

Many great careers begin in a small way. Unfortunately, many do not recognize the beginnings of greatness. The Bible teaches us not to despise small beginnings, (Zechariah 4:10). A tiny mustard seed brings forth a mighty tree. There is no relationship between the size of the mustard seed and the size of the tree. Let me share with you the biblical accounts of people who recognized the small beginning of a great career.

1. The great army general Joshua began his career as a servant to an old prophet. “…And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God…” (Exodus 24:13).

2. King David began his career by playing instruments in the king’s palace. “…David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him…” (1 Samuel 16:23).

3. Ruth began her career by helping an elderly frustrated widow. “…And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go…” (Ruth 1:16,17).

4. Jesus began His career as a carpenter. “…Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary…” (Mark 6:3 ).

Countless Christians throw away great careers in the ministry because they cannot recognize the beginnings of a great career. Never forget this! The greatest careers begin in the smallest ways.

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