Thursday, 12 September 2019

How to Embrace the Gift of Small Beginnings

When it comes to shining for God, sometimes we think it must be BIG . . . like a floodlight. 
We envision big platforms in which we reach far and wide for the sake of Christ. With our eyes and hearts set on the grand scale, we can sometimes forget the illuminating impact of a tiny candle in a room of darkness . . . the amazing impact of shining for Christ in the small, every day, mundane areas of our lives.

It’s just one drop we tell ourselves.

It seems so insignificant . . .  so minuscule . . .  so painfully small. One might even doubt its worth. Doubt the value one drop could add to an infinite sea . . . a vast sea of unrealized goals or plans, unlived dreams, ‘waiting-to-be-prayed’ prayers, unmet needs of a thirsty people.

But . . .

There is an amazing rippling beauty in just one tiny drop.

In a world where quantity is often a benchmark for success, we sometimes overlook the powerful impact and influence of one.

Yes, I know the feeling. I’ve been there. It’s September, and you’ve long since wandered away from your ‘this-time-it’s-going-to-be-different’ resolutions, your well-intentioned goals or the focus on your ‘one word’. You’re disappointed with yourself . . .  again. Maybe this is the way it will always be you tell yourself; I might as well just accept it.

But . . .

it just takes one.

This post continues over at Sun Sparkle Shine. I'd love for you to join me there. It is one of the many encouraging posts that my sister, Marva, is featuring in her Shining Like Stars series.  In case you've missed out, you can catch up on all the other posts here.  




  1. I love, love, love that we get to share God's love online -- together! What a blessing and joy to get to do life and online ministry with you. Always a pleasure to share your well-crafted words.
    Love you, my sister.

  2. I didn't know you too were sisters. How wonderful! Carlie - I loved your post and will be featuring it this week on Grace & Truth Link-Up. Thank you for your wisdom. Maree

    1. Oh, how sweet! Thank you, Maree! I pray it'll encourage others who sometimes feel like their little is so little. I often have to remember to fix my eyes on God who never despises the small beginnings done for His glory. (And yes, isn't it wonderful? I'm so blessed to be able to partner with my sister, Marva, in this way!:))

  3. I love this Carlie —> "There is an amazing rippling beauty in just one tiny drop." Headed over to Sun Sparkle Shine to read more.


    Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

    1. Thanks for visiting, Patsy. I've been so blessed by InstaEncouragements!


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