Many of you feel that way. When you look at yourself and your life, all you see are weaknesses and limitations. You compare yourself to those “Big People” you see in TV or in books and then realize how far ahead they are from you.
Suddenly you feel so small.
Yet there is something great in smallness. God loves the small people for they are more inclined to humility. “He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, And has lifted up the lowly.” (Luke 1:52). God’s grace can work more on humble people because they put all their trust of God and not on themselves. They are beggar before the Lord, so God blesses them abundantly. “Ask and you shall receive.”
In the Lord of the Rings it was a small Halfling that was able to carry the burden of the One Ring. Elves, men and dwarfs were not able to handle the temptation of the One Ring. It was Frodo’s smallness that made him the perfect person to save Middle Earth. Frodo’s simplicity and humility made him less corruptible by the Rings temptation to power.
If you feel small and weak, then maybe you are the one God is looking for to do his great work. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9). It is the “mustard seed principle” Jesus spoke about. “It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of all shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air comes and make nests in its branches.” (Matt. 13).
In the end it was not the strength of the elves, men or dwarfs that saved middle earth, but the willingness of a small Halfling to do the right thing.
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