Be Faithful in the Little Things

  David was a shepherd, and when his father asked him to take some food to his brothers who were in the army, he didn’t just leave his sheep. He left them in the care of another shepherd.

Now for you, this might seem like a logical thing to do, but I have a lot of people who work for me, and not all of them are this faithful. 

Sometimes, a person will leave for the day with a small job that’s left undone. And sometimes, a small job that’s left undone has a way of growing, and soon, it takes a lot of effort to fix a small job that was left undone.

I figure it’s always been this way, and that’s why Benjamin Franklin said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

When you’ve been given a task or a responsibility, you can’t just forget about it when something more important or more exciting comes up. You’ve gotta be faithful in the little things if you want to develop the character that’s necessary so that when the time comes, you will be faithful in big things.

And how do you get more responsibility? You get more responsibility by being faithful with the tasks that you’ve been given no matter how big or small. 

As an employer, I have a unique perspective that I believe can help you to become more successful, and here it is: If you want to be successful, treat the interests of your employer as though they were your own. In other words, take ownership. Exercise the same diligence in matters entrusted to you as though they were your own affairs. Your level of success will be determined by how faithful you are with the things that don’t belong to you.

Success has more to do with character than it does with accumulating possessions. King Solomon said, “Many people proclaim their loyalty, but who can find a person who is faithful?”

Yes, you must be faithful in the little things if you want to accomplish great things with your life!

Of course, these are things that you already know, because winners are faithful in the little things, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner!

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Full Transcript: Hi, this is Don Howe, and the topic for this Golden Nugget is “Being Faithful in the Little Things”, and I wanna start off by sharing another thought that I got as I was reading the story of David and Goliath.

David was a shepherd, and when his father asked him to take some food to his brothers who were in the army, he didn’t just leave his sheep. He left them in the care of another shepherd.

Now for you, this might seem like a logical thing to do, but I have a lot of people who work for me, and not all of them are this faithful. 

Sometimes, a person will leave for the day with a small job that’s left undone. And sometimes, a small job that’s left undone has a way of growing, and soon, it takes a lot of effort to fix a small job that was left undone.

I figure it’s always been this way, and that’s why Benjamin Franklin said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

When you’ve been given a task or a responsibility, you can’t just forget about it when something more important or more exciting comes up. You’ve gotta be faithful in the little things if you want to develop the character that’s necessary so that when the time comes, you will be faithful in big things.

And how do you get more responsibility? You get more responsibility by being faithful with the tasks that you’ve been given no matter how big or small. 

As an employer, I have a unique perspective that I believe can help you to become more successful, and here it is: If you want to be successful, treat the interests of your employer as though they were your own. In other words, take ownership. Exercise the same diligence in matters entrusted to you as though they were your own affairs. Your level of success will be determined by how faithful you are with the things that don’t belong to you.

Success has more to do with character than it does with accumulating possessions. King Solomon said, “Many people proclaim their loyalty, but who can find a person who is faithful?”

Yes, you must be faithful in the little things if you want to accomplish great things with your life!

Of course, these are things that you already know, because winners are faithful in the little things, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner!

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