Doing a lot with a little – Part 1

Pastor David Adeoye

Start-up is the most challenging part of any undertaking, especially if one needs to start small. The devil fights start-up more than anything. He is not moved whenever we conceive a dream; it is the start-up of the fulfillment that gets him angry (Exo.1:16-19)

Pharaoh is a type of the devil. He waited for the Hebrew women in the labour room, not in their bedroom where conception takes place. He wasn’t attacking them at the stage of conception. He instructed that they should be attacked at the delivery stage.

“Keep dreaming, but don’t start,” saith Satan. You can conceive as much business ideas as you want, the devil is not moved. He launches his attack against us the moment we try to start the venture.

One of the devil’s strategies is to make many people despise ‘Little beginnings.’ They have big dreams and they want to start big. Some are wasting precious years waiting to start big. They have forgotten that most great ventures started small. They have forgotten that “A journey of a thousand mile must begin with a step.”
Zech.4:10 – “For who hath despised the day of small things? For they shall rejoice and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.”

A wise man said, “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” Starting where you are with what you have is the key to a progressive life. Helen Rowland said, “You’ll never win, if you never begin.” The widow in the fourth chapter of the second book of Kings couldn’t see a starting point in her little oil (2 Kings 4:1-7). She didn’t know that she doesn’t need a big flame to burn down a big forest. She only needed a little spark to burn down a big forest.

Many people have wanted to start big for several years and gradually they are wasting away their prime time, under the excuse that a small start-up does not befit their status. Many of such people have lost touch with reality and they are now living in the world of fantasy. While waiting they are wasting. Our ministry started about 12 years ago beside the dunghill. For more than three and half years, I pastored the church beside the dunghill, under the canopy. People mocked us, but while they were mocking us, God was making us. Today we are no longer there, the story has changed and it’s still changing for the best. 

A couple of years ago, a company supplied us some air-conditioning systems. They came to the church office to pick up their cheque for the goods they are to supply. On their way out of the premises they met a brother they know and one of them said to the brother “Wow! You are now a member of this powerful church that is here now.” The brother answered, “I have not left the church. It is that same church that is now here.” These people were amazed. 
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