T.D. Jakes once stated that You will find greatness when you maximize smallness. Learn to do great things in a small place first; expect more when you’ve mastered less. His quote really gave me something to think about. While professedly rushing along the purpose process I tend to focus more on outcomes instead of simply immersing myself in my gifts on all levels. No matter how magnified I want my life to be I MUST recognize that I can do small things in a great way! I remember as a child always wanting to play school. I would gather my foster sisters and brothers and hold class every Saturday morning in the basement. And while they complained about going to regular school during the week, they never complained about my class. Somehow my small class was more inviting than the classes they had to take to pass on to the next grade level.
When I think about it today, I am in awe. That small thing was the stepping stone to my journey as an educator. I maximized my small gift until it became great. And I challenge you to do the same.
By Dr. Avis Foley
Co-Publisher, Purpose Weekly