Big Days & Small Days

Throughout the movie War Horse there is one line that is constantly repeated, “there are big days, and there are small days…which will it be?”

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an app that could tell us when we wake up whether our day was going to be a big day or a small day? (I’m thinking the app could use the same magic that Shazaam uses to recognize songs)

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a day-size recognizer app in the app store. So how should we prepare for big days vs. small days?

In the Bible, Matthew 25:13 says, “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” This verse is referring to the second coming of Jesus, but I think it can also be applied to our big vs. small day question.

We need to prepare like every day is going to be a big day.

If you are anything like me, you’ve passed up a good opportunity because you convinced yourself it wasn’t a big day. You created a small day. Small days are easier. They come with very little risk and can be forgotten about very quickly.

But that is the problem with small days. They have no lasting impact.

Big days, on the other hand, last a lifetime. The only problem is that they take work and require overcoming fear.

Like the Bible says, we know neither the day nor the hour we will be presented an opportunity to make it a big day. Whether it is asking someone on a date, paying off a credit card bill or taking time to help a person in need, we can create our own big days simply by small actions.

Big days are made when our fears start to fade.