The Power of Small Beginnings


Great visions have not been pursued and they remain unfulfilled. Great dreams have been frustrated and unaccomplished because of the desire to start big rather than a humble beginning.

Ignorance of “greatness in smallness” have kept so many destinies stagnated. John 8:32 says “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free“.

Lasting freedom is  product of truth discovered and applied. If you can open your heart to accept what you will learn in this post, you will discover that the little things with which you have neglected is enough to start that big vision or dream and take you to greater heights.

Starting small does not mean remaining small. If you despise the seed you will never get the forest or plantation. When you throw away the seed because it is small you are ignoring a potential plantation. The small seed is what grows to become a big tree, and ultimately becomes a forest or plantation.

If you desire greatness, start small. Think big, dream big but start small. Job 8:7 says “Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase“.

God had a beginning in His business of creation.  Adam came into existence as a full-fledged man and could not succeed. Jesus came in as a child; grew and succeeded. Those who choose to start from the top may never succeed. A step at a time is the surest way to get to the top. Nobody climbs the ladder from the top but from the bottom.

If you carry a weight too heavy for your neck, you will collapse under the weight. Plant the seed first and other steps of development will follow. The mustard seed may be tiny and little in nature but once it is sown, it grows into a big tree.

Learn to celebrate every phase of your God-given vision with excitement. Start with the little in your possession. Every man has the opportunity to start small. Starting small is not an evidence of doubt but a proof of good planning.

As you move to the next level, appreciate God and He will move you again to another level.

Obstacles to Starting small

  1. Pride. (over estimation of self)
  2. Ignoring the little. (Despising what you hold in your hand looking at what someone holds)
  3. Procrastination. (Delaying to start what you would have started)
  4. Comparison. (Many refuse to start because they compare themselves with others. They believe if their friends started big, they too must of necessity start big)

Creating false impressions about you will only lead to embarrassment. When there is no onward movement in your life, one character flaw that may have hindered you is pride. Every idea subjected to procrastination will result to loss of effectiveness and efficiency which will lead to outright collapse of such idea.

Ingredients for Starting Small

  1. Global Vision. (Your vision has to be first. See it and God will perform it)
  2. Faith. (Faith remains the all time vital link between God and man. Every vision requires faith to be fulfilled)
  3. Love. (Faith cannot work without love. If you do not work in love, there is a limit you can go in that career, ministry or whatever the pursuit)
  4. Giving. (There is no authentic proof of love without giving)
  5. Eternal. (Eternity is real so make sure you do not engage in acts that will cost you your ultimate salvation)

There is a price to pay to make all these work. The price is sacrifice. The level of your elasticity in your career is based on your responsibility to see the level you want to attain. When your total confidence is in God’s ability based on His word, you will experience the move of God in that area.

Benefits of Starting Small

  1. Joy of observing growth.
  2. Challenges do not scare you.
  3. Your mental capacity is developed.
  4. You will become humble.

What are you waiting for? Take the first step and start where you are with what you have, to get to where you want. Great is your future. Take a decision today!

Do not borrow to start a business, it puts a man under bondage. The bible says it will enslave you. Proverbs 22:7 “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender“. Start from that one room, start with that money in your hand. It is possible to start without borrowing.

Challenges more often than not shapes and strengthens one’s life. Starting small wards off the fear of challenges. If you start small, there is this air of humility. This is not true for proud beginners; they are always  arrogant and pompous.

To have a great future, take the first step now and start from where you are with what you have ; then you will get to where you are destined to be

There is power in beginning small. When next you visit a book store, look out for “The power of small Beginning by David Ibiyeomie“.


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  1. Obilor Nancy Chinonso March 8, 2021 — 3:58 AM

    I love this so much, thanks and God bless you….I actually host a talk show and this happens to be my topic this week, I decided to read online for more knowledge and I came across this write up, I must say that am more than inspired to do more even in my own little begining right now. Hope to invite you to share your knowledge with us soon because our youths needs to hear this.

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