Doing The Little Things Well

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Doing the little things well is, I believe, is a rare thing in today's world.
Tim Specht


Hey, my name is Tim Specht. I am the Youth Pastor and the Outreach Pastor at Bethel Austin. This is God Today and I want to talk to you about doing the little things well.  Doing the little things well is, I believe, is a rare thing in today’s world. 

We live in a culture and in a society in many nations where we have avenues of getting a meal right now, or getting an Amazon package by the end of the day. It’s just a very fast paced, now, now, now culture and society and time in history. As amazing as that is, we miss out on some things that can develop within us. 

In the book of Zachariah chapter four, we hear the writer say that “God does not despise the day of small beginnings because he rejoices to see the work begin.” This is powerful because development, where you want to see yourself go, who you dream of being in 10 years, doesn’t happen in a day. It happens by the decisions you make day after day, being a person of intentionality, being a person who develops their faith daily on a decision by decision basis, being someone who will bless those who curse them, just being someone who sets goals and remaining consistent. 

This is actually what God is looking for. This is the type of soil and people’s lives that He’s looking to plant more because these types of people are those that He knows He can trust with more…and you were made to be that type of person. 

I want to share a couple of stories about the power of doing little things well. Like I said at the beginning, I’m a youth pastor and one of my intentions in being a youth pastor is that I would love the kids. That would be my primary goal when I’m with young people is that I would love them and that I would also create an atmosphere where they can feel comfortable in themselves. So that is our goal. 

Each week when we meet with them, a couple of months back on a particular Wednesday night, we were gathering and it was a time of worship and I was in the sanctuary and a young man came in and he came over to greet me during worship. I just simply gave him a hug. When I let go of giving him a hug, he shouted out loud and I was startled because I thought I’d hurt him, like maybe I hugged him too hard or something. What he said afterwards shocked me. He said, “when you gave me that hug all my back pain left.” I was as shocked as he was because I have never seen a hug, heal somebody. I wasn’t even thinking about healing in the moment. I was just about loving this young man. This was the start of the night. 

Later on the evening, my wife came and told me that one of our students brought her cousin to youth that evening. He was in the back during worship, a shy young man, and no one was around him. No one was praying for him and during worship, he sensed that God’s presence came and touched him and his shoulder pain left – no one praying for him. I sincerely believed that God was simply attracted to the environment that we were creating. In focusing on doing the little things while loving students and creating an environment where they would feel comfortable and simply inviting God into that. 

When we do the little things, well, the God of the impossible will come and cause impossibilities to bow. This is part of our inheritance in Jesus. It is really important that today you decide to be a powerful person and be a person who does little things well because little things move mountains over the course of time. 

In the book of Galatians chapter six, the Apostle Paul writes “Do not grow weary in doing well because in due season, you will reap a harvest if you do not give up.” I want to bless you with a prayer, to close here, that you would become a person of perseverance to do the little things well today. 

Lord Jesus, I bless every viewer in every nation. I thank you that they have amazing opportunities to be people of power today and the way that they exercise their faith and their self-will to do little things incredibly well, amen.