Ah! We've done it again. Constantly shooting for the lowest possible denominator, and shooting ourselves in the foot instead.
I agree that the little things are to be looked at with gratitude.
But what happens when we stop looking for the big things?
No one's writing a book called Low Expectations.
Because no one would read it. And why should we?
We already live it.
I don't like that kind of focus. It feels claustrophobic. For most of my life, I've had this nagging thought and inescapable feeling that there's more . . . that God, as our Father, is waiting for our wildest dreams to arrive, but all He ever gets from us is a last minute request for help with a late mortgage payment or a difficult boss.
I think that the little things need to be put in their place. Be thankful for life's small blessings, but expect greatness from each day. It is shocking, but many times we ask more from our earthly fathers than from our Heavenly Father.
We are His children, and we need to realize that we must approach Him as a child approaches his earthly father. We must expect that He wants to provide, protect, and give to us abundantly. There is wisdom that says, "With great power comes great responsibility". I agree, but I say something else, "With great expectation comes great reward".
The world is only ever changed when our focus changes.
Look up. Empower your prayer life. Seek massive health, wealth, and wisdom; always to be used for the Kingdom and glory of God. God never says for us to be focused on just the little things. In fact, He tells us to be faithful in the little things, and then He will make us faithful in much. The little things are to be used to get to the true abundance!
Be faithful in each small task, and expect more . . . God wants to give us so much!
Live long and prosper . . . :)
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