For who has despised the day of small things? (Zechariah 4:10)
The answer to Zechariah’s rhetorical question is, nobody of significance. All good things begin small. Great ventures begin with a first step. Great dreams initiate with a single thought. The salvation of man began with a baby in a manger. The problem with most of us is that we want to start big. Young married couples want to have the standard of living their parents have when they first marry. Amateur athletes want to be professionals without training. The novice businessman wants his business to succeed immediately. No price growth equates to valueless dreams. Do not despise your small beginning. Rejoice in it. It is the small areas of life that teaches faithfulness, patience and knowledge. The smaller your beginnings, the better you chances. The game is hardest won after it has begun. Maybe you have started too big. If so, back up and do not despise the day of small things.