“Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?”(Zechariah 4:10)
Have you heard about the butterfly effect? In physics, the butterfly effect is a term used in chaos theory to describe how small changes to a seemingly unrelated thing or condition (also known as an initial condition) can affect large, complex systems. The term comes from the suggestion that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in South America could affect the weather in Texas, meaning that the tiniest influence on one part of a system can have a huge effect on another part. Imagine a fragile butterfly can alter weather patterns on another continent! Had it not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the weather system might have been vastly different. What can you learn from this?
You may feel insignificant at times, as fragile as the butterfly. It may seem like you’re just flapping your wings when you are standing all alone for truth and honesty in the home or workplace. You may say what can I do in the face of a problem this big? More than you think! Your faith, your word, your deeds, your prayers, your example, your kindness and persistence can release the power of God and activate the forces of heaven to go to work in that situation. God loves to use things that we consider to be insignificant, like Moses’ rod which parted the Red sea, or David’s slingshot that brought down a giant, or a boy’s lunch that fed a multitude. Your flapping wings can initiate changes that will influence lives around you for all eternity.
Jesus said, If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move and nothing will be impossible for you (Matthew 17:20). It’s not about the size of the seed you sow, but about God Who can make it grow. It’s not about the prayer you pray but about the greatness of One Who answers prayer