It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.John Wooden
In any level of relationship it is the different little things that build up a healthy relationship. It could be in friendship, dating, and especially marriage. Those who are married would agree. However, in most cases little things often signify more, speak louder, are more impactful and are more effective. These little things can also have a substantial negative impact.
No one wakes up any particular morning and decides to truly love a person. It is a gradual build-up of the little things that we do that will cause a person to fall in love. They will never realize the precise moment they crossed that invisible threshold of friend’s zone to actually loving a person.
This is something that cannot be defined or explained with words. It is best demonstrated. The best way to demonstrate this love is and always has been with the little things.
You could gift someone an expensive or extravagant gift and I can nearly guarantee they will absolutely love it. But there are times when it does not require an expensive, extravagant gift to make someone happy. In fact, in some cases, a fancy gift is not what they even desire; it is only your presence and company they want. (But a gift does help…)
There will be moments that you are the only one who could fill that void. In these moments, words are not even exchanged it is just simply the fact that you took the time to sit and be available to the person that matters. The fact that you provided your undivided attention means much more; because it’s the little things that compile together that build and demonstrate love.
This theory also applies with knowledge. At what point is someone recognized or considered intellectual? A person does not become knowledgeable without compiling knowledge repeatedly over time. It is still the little things that person did to becoming intellectual.
It was not the single book they read; it was all the hundreds of books that person read. It was all the hours invested day after day searching, studying, listening to experienced people on podcasts regarding the pursued subject. It all starts and ends with the little things.
It is often the little things that overpower the impressive, more notable, flashier things. This does not only apply to materialistic things, education or love, but in nearly everything. (You can determine where it does not work and write about. This one is about where it does work.)
The person that yells the loudest does not always make the most sense and in most cases is not always correct. It is not the impressive, most expensive gifts that bring joy. It is not the one who boast the most about what they do that is most productive or most effective.
Sometimes the little things, with little demonstrations repeatedly over time speak louder, show more, and stand stronger.
The little things can either build up or destroy. Unfortunately, they can destroy much faster than they can build. Our words, or our attitude for example. Think of how quickly they can build and destroy.
The little things repeatedly over time build up positive or negative habits. The result depends on the type of little things you build with.
The little things either bring you closer or further apart from God. We gradually build up a relationship with God and pulling a way is a slow fade.
Jesus often spoke and made reference of these little things.
God cares much about the small things.
Zechariah 4:10 NIV Who dares despise the day of small things…
It was never about the size of the offering.
Luke 21:2-3 NIV He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you, he said, this poor widow has put in more than all the others.”
What was the size of your faith compared too?
Matthew 17:20 “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
It’s about the little things we do consistently that will bring significant results. The results hinge on what the little things consist of. You have ultimate dominion over what little things you decide to build with. Choose carefully because the outcome can be bigger than you think.
There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do the little things.Dwight L. Moody