“I wish I could reach and minister to one million people.”
“Then start with being faithful to where you are now.”
I had this conversation with someone almost five years ago. He was looking and dreaming about being, in essence, the next Billy Graham in wanting to reach the masses.
I was reminded of Jesus’ workds, “One who is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in very little is also dishonest in much.” These works show us the priority of taking care of what, to us, seems small and insignificant. There’s an old hymn:
Does the place you’re called to labor
Seem so small and little known?
It is great if God is in it,
And He’ll not forget His own.
Little is much when God is in it,
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There’s a crown and you can win it
When you go in Jesus’ name.
Discipleship starts with Be–being the One who is ready to trust God with hope and joy that Jesus is enough. Start where you are. You don’t need titles or crowds or celebrity. You need Jesus. He is enough. Start with Him. Start with Be.