One of the memorable moments is when your child takes their first steps as a parent. Babies don’t come out of the womb walking. They need to learn. Those steps don’t come easily. The baby needs to learn to control their body by rolling over, then crawling, followed by pulling themselves up, and finally taking that first step. There is a spiritual principle to learn in that process. It is being faithful in the little things. Learn how to take baby steps.
“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.”
Learn to Be Faithful
Jesus lays out one of the essential principles humans need to learn. The principle of “Baby Steps” is vital to spiritual growth and maturity. You have to start small and learn to be faithful with what you have before being trusted with more. If you are impatient with what you have and are expecting more, ask yourself if you are faithful to what you have right now? Getting ahead of yourself will only lead to failure. Ask God what lessons you need to learn to move to the next step.
One of the most damaging things you can do to someone is giving them everything they want. This is true with children and adults alike. When someone is given every desire of their heart, they don’t learn to appreciate what they have and always want more. They look at their parents, spouse, and employers as people who supply their lifestyle instead of people who bring balance. Jesus tells His listeners to be faithful in the small things, and they will be given more.
Take Baby Steps
You can’t run before you walk. Be patient in the baby steps God is taking you through. Ask Him to grow the fruit of patience in your life. Be content where you are at right now and enjoy worshipping God. In due time, He will bring about the desires of your heart as long as they align with His righteous plan.