As I was finishing up my prayer time tonight, I heard this phrase do not despise the day of small beginnings, and I looked it up, and you can find this phrase in Zechariah 4:10. What Zechariah is talking about here is the rebuilding of the temple project, and how some people had a negative, attitude about having to do it. Regardless of what others thought, God wanted to rebuild the temple, and was going to continue it, and finish it. He wanted Zerubbable to finish the building of the temple. Could it have been that those that were not happy with this building project because of the small group of people that they had helping them. Could it be that they forgot that it usually is the small remnant of people that God uses.
I remember when I started this ministry is 2007, and I started calling churches, and trying to get pastor’s to have me to come in, and speak, and give my testimony. The first year I had about maybe ten opportunities to speak. The second year came around, and it probably wasn’t much more than that probably fifteen, and the year after that maybe a few more, lets say twenty. Four Years later, I have had close to thirty, and next year, God has opened up six doors for the ministry, and pastor’s already have told me that they would have me, call them in November.
My Point being, thankfully I didn’t despise the day of small beginnings that God had for me, I didn’t give up, I didn’t say well this isn’t going to work out. This must not be what God has for me, He only allowed me to speak ten times this year. I moved forward, I continued to make the phone calls, some pastors probably have me on caller ID, and they know when I call, and say oh no, Dorsey’s calling again. You know what, regardless of what happens, God is going to make a way, where their seems to be know way.
What is it that your doing, or wanting to do in your life, especially that calling that God has placed on your heart. Maybe it’s a ministry in a church, maybe it’s a bible study at work, school, college, a home group, and for the first few weeks people don’t come out, their’s only a few people. You start to wonder, will this work out, did I make a mistake in starting this ministry. God sent his son, to this earth, thirty three years later he chose twelve disciples, twelve ordinary men, and they changed the world.