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Many important announcements begin with a call to attention. You can’t hear what you need to hear, and do what you need to do if you’re not paying attention!
Often in Scripture, we’re called to attention. Of all the things we should pay careful attention to, we should give full attention to the things God pays attention to.
Jesus pointed out something very important to Him, and something He consistently watches in people’s lives in Luke 16:10 (TPT) “The one who manages the little he has been given with faithfulness and integrity will be promoted and trusted with greater responsibilities. But those who cheat with the little they have been given will not be considered trustworthy to receive more.” This principle is repeated in Matthew 25:23 (NIV) “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!’”
What’s the principle? Jesus taught us to pay close attention to the little things in life. Little things are big things with God! One of the ways He knows you’re ready for bigger things is by watching how you handle the little responsibilities, the little resources, the little opportunities, the little influence you have.
By nature, we’re geared to look for big things. We think big things are the really important things. Not in God’s view. He knows this, the attention we pay to things that may seem insignificant actually predicts how we’ll handle anything greater. He’s paying attention to the attention we pay to small things.
Your attention, please. Your future depends on it!