Obedience Gives Birth To Opportunity

‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Matthew 25:21

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke 16:10

There is a major misconception in regards to how God gives his people opportunities to do something for Him. A lot of people wait on God to give them an opportunity before they start doing anything.  Yet they haven’t even been responsible with what they’ve already been given.

Maybe it’s the pastor who wants to preach to 1,000 people but won’t be faithful to prepare and preach with excellence to the 70 in their church. Maybe it’s the person who says they will be generous when they have more money, but won’t be generous with the paycheck he or she is receiving right now. Maybe it’s the student in college who is willing to die for his faith over seas, but can’t even share his faith with his roommate.

In the Bible, it’s pretty clear that God just doesn’t function that way.

Joseph was faithful in prison before he was put in charge over Egypt.
David was a shepherd before he was a giant killer.
Stephen waited on tables before he defended his faith to the masses.

God never gives you more opportunities until you can be faithful with what He has already given you to do.

We should:
Quit praying that our life will make an impact and do something impacting.
Quit praying for a bigger platform and be faithful with the one we were given.
Quit praying for a better assignment and do better with the one we have.

Obedience brings opportunity. Opportunity very rarely produces obedience.

Be faithful and do something right now with what you have been given. God will multiply what you have.

Be faithful with what God has given you, and He’ll give you more to be obedient with.