I woke up with the Luke 16:10 on my mind this morning. It says He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. NKJV. The title “Little Things” has been on my mind for a few weeks now and I have been praying for God to lead me in the direction He wanted me to take on this topic. I have been hesitate to write on this topic because I didn’t have a scripture to go with this topic until God gave this one to me this morning.
God has been really working with me on keeping Him number one in the little things in my life. The mundane parts of my day those things I do out of habit that takes little thought to accomplish. The things that I basically do on auto pilot each day. I’m not going to lie at first I was a little offended. I begin to give God my resume or checklist of all the areas of my life that I do serve Him and keep Him number one, as if He didn’t already know this, but it just kept gnawing at me. Then, I went to bible study last week and my pastor spoke on the offended spirit. I thought okay Lord I get it. On the way home I repented for being offended and I began to pray and ask God to show me these areas.
I started doing research on this and found studies that show most people spend almost 47% of each day on auto pilot. That means almost half of your waking hours each day is spent on auto pilot. Not such a little thing anymore, huh? This study described it as sleep walking through your decisions when you are in this state. It said that you make decisions out of habit and comfort because you are in self preservation mode so you do what is easy. I realized in that moment that God wasn’t trying to tell me that I wasn’t keeping him number one in washing dishes or dusting but He was warning me of my mindset while doing those things. If 47% of my day is spent doing what is easy and comfortable because I am on auto pilot then how am I ever going to accomplish my purpose in this life for Jesus Christ.
God tells us in the bible over and over to be alert or be sober. I believe he was showing me the little things I do each day on auto pilot can be an open door for Satan. I stay alert and focused on God through the big things but 47% of my day is open for attack if I am on auto pilot through the little things of my day.
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