Thanks to social media and the entertainment industry, most people spend valuable time waiting to hit the jackpot. That’s an overly simplistic view of how we got here I know, but for times sake, I’m moving on. The problem with waiting for the fame and fortune lottery is that this “hope” is not rooted in reality and you generally end up with a lot of wasted time and regret.
What I’m finding to be true, is that Jesus values faithfulness and responsible stewardship with what we have now, more than someday hitting it big. The reality for the majority of us is that faithful and responsible stewardship with what we have now is actually the ticket to increase.
We’ve been sold a lie of instant gratification, christian celebrity and we’ve placed values on things that God does not value. In eternity, internal charichter and fiathfulness to what Jesus has entrusted us with, will carry MUCH MORE WEIGHT than doing it big. I’m not saying that big dreams are bad, but if our success is based on size and worldy standards, our priorities are misplaced at best.
At the very beginning, God placed Adam and Eve in the garden and told them to “be fruitful and multiply and fill the whole earth.” That’s a pretty BIG vision, but it wasn’t a get rich quick scheme. It also wasn’t something Adam could even fulfil in Himself. Adam was supposed to do his part by working and tending the garden (what God entrusted him with) and making one baby at a time.