A Slight Difference Gets A Greater Reward

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ ”

Matthew 25:21

Consider this today: Just a slight difference can reap far greater rewards. I see it happen in the workplace. There are about 70 people employed at our church now. We’ll post an amazing job and will get a slew of applications. When it comes down to the final two candidates, it’s really hard to decide. However, I see it time and time again that the deciding factor usually comes down to one small thing. 

Our good friend Earl Larmar is the Hour of Power chairman of the board in Australia. He and his wife have done very well in business and ministry. As my wife and I were visiting with them, Hannah asked this question: What’s a piece of life advice you would give to us? He told her to picture horses racing. During a race, the horses are usually very close to each other. The one who gets first place is sometimes just a nose ahead of the one who gets second place. But the rewards between the two are so substantially different that the one who gets in first place might receive $2 million, and the second place winner, even though he lost by just a nose, is awarded $100,000. Think about how just a little difference can result in a vastly greater reward. It’s the same in life. 

Friend, your life ahead of you is a path, a dream, and a possibility. It is my desire to encourage you to make the decision in your heart to focus on the little things that will build a great life. I am confident that you will find true success if you do! 


Father, help me do the little things that make a big difference.


What makes you decide to focus on the little things?

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