Changing the World by Doing Errands?

And Jesse said to David his son, “Take for your brothers an ephah of this parched grain, and these ten loaves, and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers. Also take these ten cheeses to the commander of their thousand. See if your brothers are well, and bring some token from them.
(1 Samuel 17:17-18 ESV)

For David, greatness started by keeping their family’s flocks and delivering food to his siblings in the trenches of war. It didn’t start by coming up with a grand vision for success nor by acting like a big shot every chance he got. David’s rise to kingship started with faithfulness in doing simple, ordinary chores.

Many people would like to change the world; very few are willing to change diapers. Or wash the dishes. Or do laundry. But that’s exactly where world-changing begins– at home.


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Jojo Agot

Pastor at Victory. Teacher and writer at Every Nation Leadership Institute (ENLI). MA in Theology and Mission at Every Nation Seminary.