Summary: This is the word the Lord spoke to me, “If you do little things like they’re big things, God will do big things like they’re little things.”
Little By Little.
Many times we think that nothing emotionally, physically or spiritually is happening in us, we begin to feel disenfranchised and gather an attitude of “who cares, or what’s the use.”
This is the word the Lord spoke to me, “If you do little things like they’re big things, God will do big things like they’re little things.”
There is a three-word phrase buried in the book of Exodus—“Little by little.”
Sakichi Toyota was born February 14, 1867 in a remote farming community in rural Japan. As a young man, Toyota got his hands on a book 1st published in England in 1859. Profiling some of history's greatest inventors author Samuel smiles championed the merits of self-help. How? By paying attention to absolutely everything. One day while watching the way his mother and grandmother labored on their manual looms. Sakichi was inspired to design a power driven bloom. Guess again Toyota Automatic loom works.
His approach was a trial and error tactic he called go and see. A hands on approach to problem-solving, it was a heart and soul of what would become known as the Toyota way.
In 1950 nephew Eiji Toyota took a team of engineers on a 12-week-tour of automobile plants in America. The Toyota team expected to be amazed. Instead, they were surprised by the inefficiencies they found in American assembly lines. They believed that they could beat America at the automobile game. Considering Toyota is now the largest automobile manufacturer in the world it could be argued that they did just that. Their mindset became you never really arrive, in fact there is no finish line, you got to stay humble and stay hungry—That’s the Toyota way!
Let’s look at, Exodus 23:27-30NKJV “I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. 28 And I will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before you. 29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. 30 Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land.
God will cause confusion. Again, Exodus 23:27TM “I’ll send my Terror on ahead of you and throw those peoples you’re approaching into a panic. All you’ll see of your enemies is the backs of their necks.
This confusion caused by God will cause your enemies to destroy themselves, to fight against themselves, as well as others. P.H
Deuteronomy 28:7NIV The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
Again, Deuteronomy 28:7TM God will defeat your enemies who attack you. They’ll come at you on one road and run away on seven roads.
5 ways God promises to deal with your enemies:
1. He will bring everything hidden into the light.
Enemies can be sneaky—They will say cutting remarks to you no one else notices, threaten you when others aren’t around, or try to quietly cheat you out of money, opportunities or relationships.
Even so, there is One who sees everything that is done in secret, and He says, Luke 8:17NKJV “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”
2. He will avenge you.
As you choose godliness, the desire you have for justice, comes from the One in whose image you were created.
He is the God of justice, and He loves justice. It’s good to want justice in the world, but when you try to get it for yourself, you’ve put yourself in God’s place.
Romans 12:19ESV “Never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.”
3. He won’t let enemies succeed against you.
Your greatest enemy has come to steal, kill and destroy. He doesn’t work alone, He’ll use other people (even Christians) to carry out his plans. Sometimes, it even seems like those plans are succeeding.
Isaiah 54:17NKJV “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn.”
So, if you have people trying to sue you, or harm you in some way, you just walk in love toward them, and stand on that scripture.
1 John 4:18 teaches, Faith has no fear.
4. He will prepare a table before you.
When you’re walking in love and in obedience to God’s Word, no matter who comes against you, they can’t stop the blessings God has in store for you.