INTEGRITY and FAITHFULNESS
Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones; whoever is dishonest in small matters will be dishonest in large ones” (Luke 16:10 GNT).
How many times have you heard this or said it yourself?, “What someone does in their private life is their business and no one else’s.” This is not entirely true. What we do in private, behind closed doors out of view of other people will build and reveal our true character. God sees it as He does the things done in public.
Small, unseen things you do are the seeds to God’s public blessing in your life.
We cannot segment our life where we have integrity in our public life but not my private life.
Many a person has tried to live this way only to have it come out and crashing down around them. No matter what you say, if you are not faithful in small matters you will not be in large ones.
Jesus goes on to say in Luke 16: 12 that “if you have not been faithful with what belongs to someone else, who will give you what belongs to you?”
For years people learned trades and skills through an apprenticeship. If you were to be a mechanic you would apprentice to another mechanic and serve in their business before you started your own. The apprentice is responsible with the master’s business before being entrusted with their own.
This can apply to all parts of our life. It applies to how we handle other people’s money or other people’s possessions. It can be applied to handling other’s ministries before God gives you your own. God watches how we handle the little things or the apprenticeships. He uses that time to test our integrity and faithfulness. We are on a proving ground before we are unleashed onto our own thing,
If you are loaned a car, how do you take care of it?
If someone lets you stay in their beach house, how do you take care of it?
When no one is watching, do we work diligently?
GOD IS WATCHING AND TESTING OUR INTEGRITY. WE SHOW WE CAN BE TRUSTED WITH BIG THINGS BY BEING FAITHFUL IN THE LITTLE THINGS.
“Those with integrity know the value in words such as ‘I was wrong’, ‘I don’t know’, or ‘let’s find out’….Those with integrity are about positive results not caring who gets the credit.”