The bible tells us in Colossians 3:17 that,
"...whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father."
This means that no matter how small and unimportant the task may seem, do them as if they were great. So I used to work a second job (and even a third for a time) to bring in money to support my watermelon addiction and the incredible diaper costs. I was a sales representative at an ACE Hardware and a program leader working with the Municipality of North Cowichan. Both jobs involved interacting with a lot of different people. There were definitely some days that I just did not feel like going above and beyond when it came to talking to people. Do you ever feel drained? I do too! Saying hi seems pointless some days, but we never know what a small word or a tiny action will do to affect someone. If how we live is supposed to be in the name of Jesus then why do we so often do half jobs? Do every SMALL thing as if it were GREAT.
The other side of this is that no matter how great the task is before us, we can treat it as small and easy because we know we don’t do it alone. Did you know that Jesus is with you every step of the way? I was given the opportunity to run a youth program at a summer camp about... 4 years ago? Don't get me wrong, I was stoked for it, but at the same time I was absolutely terrified. Would the youth listen to what I say? Would I know what to do with youth outside of a church? Would they think I smell funny? (Just checking if you’re paying attention). I really didn't need to bother worrying about any of this since Jesus had it all taken care of! Since the beginning of time He knew me and what I would be capable of. He knew that I couldn’t do it alone so He made a way through Jesus to give me access to Him. He is more "all powerful" than The Genie in Aladdin. He sticks with us so that when GREAT things are before us, we can treat them as SMALL because our God is bigger.
No matter what we do, BIG or SMALL, it’s all for the One. It’s all for Jesus.