The Little Things In Life

It is the little foxes that spoil the vines, the little neglects, the little deficiences, the little dishonesties, the little departures from principle, that blind the soul and separate it from God.

It is the little things of life that develop the spirit and determine the character.  Those who neglect the little things will not be prepared to endure severe tests when they are brought to bear upon them.  Remember that the character building is not finished till life ends.  Every day a good or bad brick is placed in the structure.  You are either building crookedly or with the exactness and correctness that will make a beautiful temple for God.  Therefore, in looking for great things to do, neglect not the little opportunities that come to you day by day.  He who neglects the little things, and yet flatters himself that he is ready to do wonderful things for the Master, is in danger of failing altogether.  Life is made up, not of great sacrifices and of wonderful achievements, but of little things.

E. G. White, In Heavenly Places, p. 226

There are many who undervalue the small events of life, the little deeds that are to be performed day by day; but these are not to be estimated as small… It is only by acting in acordance with the principles of God’s Word in the small transactions of life, that we place ourselves on the right side.  We are tried and tested by these small occurrences, and our character will be estimated according as our work shall be.

It is the conscientious attention to what the world calls little things that makes the great beauty and success of life.

E. G. White, Our High Calling, p. 227


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