We find it hard to believe that an illiterate can become the most intelligent person alive, that the beggar became the richest man who ever lived. "Well, that's impossible," you may say. How did they do it? Let's ask, what did they not do. They did not sit and compare their life with others, they did not grieve over someone's fame, they did not envy their neighbors wealth, they probably did not hold grudges against people who despise them. They did not sit idle and wish for what they have not. They did not allow their circumstance to belittle their faith in God who makes all things possible (Matthew 19:2); God who gives freely to all (James 1:5) and can take nothing and make something.
The 'real' person whom you forsake and view as "worthless or nobody" may be the angel that God will send to save you from troubles in time to come. The scraps food we count as waste is a full meal to another. The talent which you sit on and refuse to use and develop may well be the stepping stone in achieving your goal in life. Every person has worth; our differences does not make us of any less value form each other (Romans 2:11). We are equal in God's eyes. In time, a plant well nourished will bear fruit, so too will our lives flourish when we make the best of what we have. Making the best of your time, the best of your talents, the best of your intellect, the best of the little that you have can go a long way.
"He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much."(Luke 6:10)-KJV
A person who is faithful in a small trust committed to him/her is often faithful in things that are larger, and being tried and found faithful with little, he/she is entrusted with things of greater importance or value. It's like working your way up to a job promotion. You may not be satisfied with your position in the company, but you are committed to serving wherever you are placed for the good of the business. Whatever you do, you do with a smile and you always give your best. For some of us, however, we want to have it all, and have it now. We expect to just wake up one morning and
automatically have a crown on our heads, without doing anything to receive it. But no, you have to work faithfully towards achieving your goals, it is only then that you will find that your time and effort was given for a worthy cause. You will feel good about yourself. You will appreciate the things you've earned...
Too besides, it doesn't take much for God to show His glory and power. Jesus used a simple thing like a stone and turned it into bread (Mathew 4:3). He used a rod and turned it into a snake (Exodus 4:4). He changed Paul, who was a persecutor of the Christians and he made him an Apostle (Acts 9:1-6). He took a shepherd boy and made him King of Israel (2 Samuel 5:4). In each case, the latter was greater and more important than the first. In the same way, God can multiply the food in your basket, prosper your business, double your low income; He can use your talent..the one that you think is of little or no use..and He can expose your gifts and cause you to be successful in whatever you do. But often times our road to success and prosperity starts with making the best of the little that we have.
Everything and everyone in this life has its worth and reason. The things that you count as useless may be of most value because making the best of it will bring you the greater things. I hope that we will learn to appreciate and make the best use of the little that we have been given today and allow God to be glorified through our attitude towards things that we see of little or no value. "Little is much when God is in it."