Jesus puts a high premium on faithfulness. It was the ultimate commendation given by the master to those who have fulfilled their duties in the parable of the talents –“You are a good and faithful servant” (Matt 25:14-30). The faithful was rewarded with “many more responsibilities” (promotion).
Jesus mentioned three areas of faithfulness. The first one is being faithful in little
things. He asserted that “whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much” (Luke 16:10). Maturity, integrity and leadership is not built up on the big things in life. It’s built in the small things—in the stuff that nobody sees, in the stuff behind the scene, in the small, unseen, non-spectacular tasks or decisions in life. Second, one has to be faithful in managing “unrighteous wealth”. Finally, Jesus also emphasized the importance of being faithful with “other people’s things” (Luke 16:11).
Being a SOT people, many times we may be dealing with seemingly small things e.g. straightening the chairs, picking up rubbish from the floor, smiling to the newcomers. But when we are faithful with these little things, we are positioning ourselves for “being trusted with much”.
Available means “able to be used or obtained; to be at someone’s disposal”. We need people who are available to God, to His church and to be trained and mentored. When we make what we have available to God, even if we do not have much, God can multiply. However, even if we have plenty, but are not willing to make it available to God’s work, we will not be able to contribute much.
Isaiah 6:8 “Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”
We need to be actively involved.
A teachable person is “humble and willing to learn, grow and receive correction”. We need to be teachable or our capacity will be capped.
Hungry people are those who are eager for more…more knowledge, more training, more responsibility