Let us not be discouraged if it seems as though nothing is changing, continue to do the work God set before us. He sees us, He knows us, He knows how long we must stay and do this or that and what is still needed to be worked into or out of us. Do not despise the doing of small or large tasks, submit all to Him for His delight.
God doesn’t count our ends to measure success, but He looks at the means by which we accomplish each task. When we turn our thoughts upon Him, we can become aware of His presence and each effort can be an offering of worship and praise unto Him for His pleasure and glory.
I enjoy your details. I enjoy watching you pour out when no one else sees. I take great delight in the smallest of tasks that you do with a caring and open heart, displaying My love on another. Yes, I see your big progresses and am pleased as you accomplish these unto Me. But I gain such pleasure in watching you pour out in the secret places, for here My love I reveal your character.
I show you what you are made of and what I’ve worked into you. Here you see what still needs to be refined out of you. Do not despise the small tasks, for I take great delight in them all.
“When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him. But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.”
“‘Am I only a God nearby,’ declares the LORD, ‘and not a God far away? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?’ declares the Lord. ‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ declares the Lord.”
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'”
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:1-4