Faithful in the Little Things by DJ Miller
“Honey, can you get me a soda from the fridge?” my husband asks.
“Sure,” I say, thinking that I am a good person for doing this noble deed of service and pride begins to rear its ugly head.
But then when I reach into the refrigerator, I notice that some of the cans are cooler than others. In fact, one of them is colder than all the others.
“Hmmmm…,” and inside my head a conversation occurs.
My conscience says, “You should really give him the coldest one. He is your husband. He works hard. Remember what the Bible says about putting others before yourself. You don’t want to be selfish, do you?”
Then, another little voice begins, “You work hard, too. You are the one bringing him a soda so you should deserve the coldest one. He could have gotten it himself if he wanted to choose. Besides, he will never know anyway so what harm is there? This is all rubbish. You are just becoming paranoid now. It is better that you take the coldest one so that you show that you aren’t crazy after all.”
Then my conscience steps back in, “Remember, if you are not faithful in the little things…..”
This entire conversation occurs in about 30 seconds and my husband has no idea of the struggle going on within me. He smiles and I hand him the coldest soda.
For just a moment, I want to brag to him that I gave him the coldest soda and then my conscience begins shaking a finger at me, “Pride….yet another sin we have to overcome I see.”
I sit down with my only somewhat slightly cooler soda and the thought remains with me.
“Would he do the same for me?” I wonder.
Yet, I realize that doesn’t matter. It is only the relationship between myself and God that I have to answer for. He has to deal with his own conscience.
A lot of people would read this and immediately say that it is crazy to have even worried about such a thing but this is what people who think and care do. You can dismiss it if you want as none of anyone’s business but it is. It is the Lord’s business that we are all about in each and every large and small decision that we make throughout our day. Keep this in mind as you go about your business today. Pardon me, as you go about the Lord’s business today.
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. (KJV)