Being able to see the bigger picture is vitally important to any business, project or life! We can easily become so narrow-minded that we forget what it is and why it is we do what we do. Taking a step back can help us remember that even though we are focused on one area, there are many other things just as important for us to consider. Being reminded of mission, vision and purpose should be a daily routine so as to not become lost in the myriad of details that can seem to overload a day. Without these kind of reminders, we can actually become trivial, irrelevant and ineffective.
6 He says, “It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
I will also make You a light of the nations
So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” Isaiah 49:6
It is also important to remember that we are a single part of the picture or puzzle, not the whole ourselves! We need others just as others need us. As we come together, we form the bigger picture, we become the whole.
14 For the body is not one member, but many. 1 Corinthians 12:14
What is the big picture for you?
What is the picture God is trying to paint?
What small things can you give up to focus on the bigger picture?
How can you become a big picture person?
How does playing your “small” part contribute to the big picture?