The Power of a Little

For many years now, I have been in awe of the power of a little. I have come to realize that every big accomplishment started with a step. A probably ridiculously small step. Small enough to make people laugh about it. Small enough to disregard it as insignificant.

When I decided to train for my marathon back in 2007, there wasn’t a running bone in me. It literally was a step by step process to learn how to run, how to breathe, how to eat, and then it became a step after step process to actually run long distance. A series of very small steps brought me the result I wanted.

When the town of Niagara Falls built the suspension bridge across the Falls, they started by using the most ridiculous tiniest tool: a kite!

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They flew a kite across to the other side.  They attached a string to it, to which a rope was attached. The kite flew to the other side, and then the rope was used to pull a chain across, then it was used to pull a cord, which pulled iron cables on which the concrete structure was built.

Jesus fed five thousand people with a few fish and loaves of bread; He used the little that was in front of Him and began. God did the rest.

The smallest of idea can bring about the most amazing result. How many inventions came out of a couple of doodles on a napkin? Or a revelation while showering? Or a child’s play?

Let’s not throw away our littles. They might be the beginning of a wonderful adventure.

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  1. oooh Barbara! I like it, … don’t throw away our little’s… In Zechariah 4:10 Scripture even tells us not to despite our place of small beginnings, and in the New testament – be faithful in the small things. I love the story of Niagara Falls and I had never heard it before. Thank you so much for sharing today at #TestimonyTuesday where we are neighbors!

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  2. God is willing to take our small offering and create something awesome with it. It is the little things that we think are insignificant, but God can use even me. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.


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