“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin.”
I love this scripture. It’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about the mission before us, but God just wants us to start. Start leaning into Him, starting trusting Him, start walking in His ways.
A few verses above it says, “It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him!”
God gave Zerubbabel a mission to build the Temple. And to do this he had to start by laying the foundation. Step by step he fulfills the mission God gave him. When the Temple is finished scripture says, “Then you will know that the LORD of Heaven’s Armies has sent me.” He couldn’t accomplish the mission without God, and neither can we.
What is God calling you to do? How is He calling you to spread His love and shine His light? Remember, the LORD does not despise small beginnings. He REJOICES to see the work begin. Take that first step and just do it! God is right there beside you, and He will show you the way.