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Do Not Despise Small Beginnings – April 10 Inspiration

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Do not despise small beginnings. This is thought-provoking. Consider how life begins, from the seeds planted in the ground to the conception and life cycles of animals and humans. Small beginnings. Yet under normal and healthy growing conditions, small beginnings lead to new forms of life. Another perspective is how now established authors all started with that first published work, or how now successful businesses began with that first project or assignment. We all have to begin somewhere, and it’s usually that small beginning we should not despise!

 

 

 

Here’s your Sunday inspiration!

 

“You are probably believing God

 for something to come to  pass in your life.

If you look, you will find evidence

of a small beginning.

God gives you seed–

something that causes you to hope.

Rejoice over that seed.

It is a sign of greater things to come.

When you despise something,

you regard it lightly.

You count it as nothing

and don’t take care of it.

But if you don’t take care of what God has given you,

you will lose it.

You need to be content during the small things.

You know the Lord is the Author and Finisher

(see Hebrews 13:2).

What he begins, He completes

(see Philippians 1:6).

Don’t curse your seed

by complaining or proclaiming

negative things over it.

Instead, say,

‘Lord, this is only a little thing,

 but thank You for giving me some hope,

something to hold on to.

Thank You, Lord, for a beginning.”

–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”

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My reflections:

I am so thankful for all the small beginnings in my life recently! I anticipate greater things to come to fruition from these small beginnings. It’s an exciting journey!

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Can you identify some small beginnings in your life?

Have you seen greater things materialize from small beginnings?

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18 Comments

  1. Jeanine @ The Storybook Healing Blog

    Thanks for your encouragement in this post! I love the idea of closing the door to the past and walking into your future. I use that concept in suggesting healing rituals people can do. And since I am an author, I quite liked what you had to say about that!! 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Jeanine

    10 . Apr . 2016
  2. Crystal Gard

    Everything tends to have small beginnings. I have found that in my life anyways, that there have been many small beginnings and hey have always led to something bigger and good for me.

    10 . Apr . 2016
  3. Gwendolyn Mulholland

    When we have the small beginnings it is hard not to get impatient but when we rush things they are not in God’s time. It is important to remember it is God’s timing not ours.

    10 . Apr . 2016
  4. Martha

    I think when we start small and grow, it makes things more meaningful as we grow. I love the quote about closing the door to the past, I know someone that can really relate to that.

    10 . Apr . 2016
  5. Trish Delgado

    My children grew from microscopic beings to beautiful healthy charismatic people who bring me joy each day.

    10 . Apr . 2016
  6. Elizabeth O.

    Small beginnings are beginnings nonetheless. It’s where all the big things start anyway. It may not seem like it when you’re just starting, maybe that’s why a lot of people give up easily. But for those who decide to stay and keep doing what they’re doing, success is just around the corner, and your “small” beginning doesn’t seem small anymore.

    10 . Apr . 2016
  7. Salma

    Definitely important. Everyone, somewhere along the line, started with small beginnings!

    11 . Apr . 2016
  8. Rachel Mouton

    This is so true! A seed must be planted first and you never know just how big the plant will grow 🙂

    11 . Apr . 2016
  9. Lawrence Hamilton

    Sometimes we forget how we got to where we are. Most of us never forget our first anything. Me, I’ll never forget my first sale with THM. Still brings a smile to my face. Especially on those days when I wonder why I do what I do. It allows me to move forward.

    11 . Apr . 2016
  10. Claudia Krusch

    Definitely great! Everyone started with small beginnings! So important to remember that!

    11 . Apr . 2016
  11. Rosey

    All things do start out very, very small, don’t they? This is a good perspective to have.

    11 . Apr . 2016
  12. Justine Howell

    Starting with small beginnings is so important.

    11 . Apr . 2016
  13. Amy

    Karen, I looove new beginnings of every sort: a new season, a new month, a new baby, a new year! All of them are such a blessing! A new day, as Anne Shirley said, “brand new with no mistakes in it!”

    11 . Apr . 2016
  14. MsCrookedHalo

    I, too, believe in rejoicing over the small seeds that God provides as evidence of His promise of the future.

    11 . Apr . 2016
  15. Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide

    What a great reminder to enjoy the process. I am so impatient about things I often forget to just enjoy things.

    11 . Apr . 2016
  16. CourtneyLynne

    Oooo now this definitely shines some perspective on things!!!! Now you have me thinking lol

    11 . Apr . 2016
  17. Bismah

    Sometimes we need to start with small beginnings before it can grow into big successes. It’s like the easy versus hard times in life. We can’t always have everything the easier way.

    13 . Apr . 2016
  18. Jojo Vito

    truly…let’s not forget our humble beginnings! this is the only way to remain sane the moment one can reach the summit

    13 . Apr . 2016

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