God often tests the quality of our commitment to a vision by asking us to humbly accept a smaller initial role. If you’re not willing to mop the floor, you shouldn’t be the senior pastor.

Before God provides great resources, he asks for faithfulness with what he has already given us. We often think, “If only I had x, y, and z… then I could really do great things for God.” God, meanwhile, is wondering what we’re doing with a, b, and c, which we already have. We should consider how we are using are current gifts, skills, talents, time and money before we ask for more.

Start small. Do what you can with what you have. Then dream big.

His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” –Matt 25:23