I’ve been hearing the Lord say, over and over, ‘just do it!’ What you have on your heart to do, just do it! Even if it’s new and daunting, and you lack the experience in doing it – let it not keep you from stepping out and just doing it.
For it’s in the doing that you’ll quickly gain the knowledge and experience needed to keep building on small beginnings… but at least it’s a small beginning that has the potential to become great over time. Stop dreaming and wishing and wasting time, and actively step out and do it. Let God surprise you with His Breath of Life as you trust in Him to grow that little seed into a beautiful tree. That dream that has been sown into your heart will be activated when you plant and tend it in the soil. It is time to sow those seeds, work the soil, and reap the fruitful harvest that might be small to start, but with every following reaping, will multiply. Are you ready?
Don’t neglect your small beginnings. Trust the Lord and be expectant to see His Goodness and Miraculous, and Favour in your lives. I will never forget when I wrote my song, ‘We are the Change’, I really wanted to draw a picture of Nelson Mandela. Even though I’m a graphic designer, I’ve never been particularly good at doing portraits… especially freehand. The one night before I went to bed, I really felt the Lord say, ‘just draw it. I’ll help you!’, so I found a photo of him on the internet as a reference, and just started drawing freehand. No tracing, no redoing… after one hour it was complete. I was stunned!
I would encourage you to hear the Lord’s prompting in the things you ought to do, and just do it, trusting Him to enable you as you step out. It’s fun, it’s adventurous, and it’s exhilarating! The Lord is releasing creativity in great measure to His Beloved right now – get ready to paint, draw, sculpt, compose, perform, dance, act, write, photograph, exhibit, film, etc! We are His Creative Trumpets, His Voice piece, and His Conduits, releasing Heaven upon the Earth.
The Parable of the Talents
14For it is just like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted them with his possessions. 15To one he gave five talents,b to another two talents, and to another one talent—each according to his own ability. And he promptly went on his journey.
16The servant who had received the five talents went and put them to work and gained five more.17Likewise, the one with the two talents gained two more. 18But the servant who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground, and hid his master’s money.
19After a long time, the master of those servants returned to settle accounts with them. 20The servant who had received the five talents came and presented five more. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’
21His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!’
22The servant who had received the two talents also came and said, ‘Master, you entrusted me with two talents. See, I have gained two more.’
23His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!’
24Finally, the servant who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Master, I knew that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25So in my fear, I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what belongs to you.’
26‘You wicked, lazy servant!’ replied his master. ‘You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed. 27Then you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received it back with interest.
28Therefore take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten talents. 29For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 30And throw that worthless servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’