Upgraded

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When my husband proposed to me, it was one of the best days of my life. He knew exactly how to do it and when to do it. No balloons, no pomp, no musician, just him and I. Now let’s talk about the ring. He gave me a small silver ring. I loved it. I never took time to examine how much it would cost, I valued the meaning behind it. The fact that he wanted to marry me overpowered the cost and price of the ring. Actually he even told me it was not expensive, but it did not bother me. I’m not moved by expensive things, am moved by the meaning behind it. Some people used to ask me how much it cost and I remember telling most, even if he gave me a ring made from a piece of cloth, I would wear it. So, I faithfully put on that ring and I put it on together with my wedding ring.

Recently my husband surprised me with an upgrade of my engagement ring. I was did not even think I need an upgrade, the guy engaged me and married me, why is the engagement ring bothering him. I am okay. We are married. Of course I did not say that, in marriage you appreciate every effort. So I jumped up and down and gave him a big hug as he replaced my ring to a more expensive one. He said he was shocked that I accepted the small cheap one and put it on for over two years. He narrated how he bought what he could afford at the time, not the best that there was and hoped that I would accept it. Well, there’s a big difference between the two rings. I love the new one, I will always love the old one.

What if during the proposal I looked at the ring and said no, what If I rejected him then because he was cheap. I would have missed out on marrying my best friend, the love of my life. Just because of a ring. Well, it has taught me several things, do not despise humble beginnings, just because someone does not have now, and they are showing effort, it does not mean they will never have. Just because they have started small, it does not mean that they are going nowhere. He is your junior, you don’t even know his name, you pass him by every day but you don’t even say hi, you never want to be seen with him, he is not your status. Well, that is a child of God with desires, one day God will upgrade him, he might join you in those board meetings as your boss. Your children might end up knocking his door looking for a job. Do not despise humble beginnings. (Zecharaiah 4:10)

I have also learnt to be faithful with the little. You may be ungrateful because the salary is too small, because the house is too small, maybe your children real not as talented, your clothes are not as expensive and your family is not as rich. Maybe you are waiting for an upgrade so that you become faithful. Well, you have got it twisted. Be faithful with the small house, clean it, arrange it well and make it beautiful. Tithe on the small salary faithfully; work on the few talents around your house. Whatever it is, however small it is, value it. It is difficult to take care of a bigger blessing if you did not take care of the ‘smaller’ one. It is difficult to tithe on a hundred thousand, if you couldn’t tithe on one thousand. It is difficult to respect a husband who has been promoted and you despised him when he was jobless.  Luke 16: 10 ‘Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.’

Many of us say, when my life here on earth is over, I would like God to say: ‘Well done good and faithful servant’ (Matthew 25:11) but we forget the rest of it ‘You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Yes, for you to be congratulated and called a good and faithful servant, you must be faithful with the little first.

Today, look at whatever you have been despising because it is small. Change your attitude, be faithful with the small. Value the little. Be grateful for what you have now. God will upgrade you, you will be made in charge of many things.

Amen

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