Let’s face it, when you think about a winning Super Bowl team, you probably think of the quarterback, the running back, perhaps the wide receiver, and maybe even the coach. But how likely are you to know the names of the third-string quarterback, or the guys on the practice squad? I mean those jobs just aren’t as important. Or are they?
Do you recall David the shepherd boy from the Old Testament? Well, you might know of him once he defeated Goliath or once he became King. But prior to that, you likely had no idea who he was because, what he was doing just wasn’t that important – or was it?
You see, when David volunteered to go up against Goliath, King Saul saw an inexperienced boy, not a battle-tested man. And yet Saul didn’t realize what God had been doing. As a shepherd, David had killed bears and lions. He had wrestled lambs away from lions and bears and then killed them. God had been using this “unimportant” job to prepare him for the more notorious roles. Jesus said it this way, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.” Luke 16:10
As the old saying goes, “You have to walk before you run.” God uses those tasks that seem to be less impactful (as do our bosses), to see how we perform. If we are diligent and learn in those roles, we are entrusted with greater and greater responsibility.
Ask yourself today, “What tasks do I have that feel beneath me? And in using those jobs, what greater role might God be preparing me for? With that in mind, I encourage you to be faithful with the task at hand.