In 2015, the #1 earner on the PGA (Professional Golfer’s Association) tour made $10 million.
The #100 earner? He made $1 million.
The difference in those two players over the course of the year was 0.05 strokes per hole played.
That itsy bitsy difference equated to $9,000,000 in gained earnings for the #1 golfer…or looked at another way, $9,000,000 in lost earnings for the #100 golfer.
In Luke 21 we read about a widow’s offering. Jesus is in the temple watching all of the Jews bring their offerings, some are extremely large gifts. Then, he sees the poor widow drop two coins, the equivalent of 1/66th of a day’s wage. (In Minnesota, that would be roughly $2.75.)
Jesus says,”this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth, but she out of her poverty gave all she had to live on.” Luke 21:3-4
There is no such thing as a small amount to God. There should be no such thing as a small amount to us either. The golf stroke example above is a great illustration of how a seemingly small and insignificant difference (0.05 strokes per hole) actually equaled a massive difference in outcome.
What would happen if you would perform 10% better at your job?
What if your entire team performed 10% better?
What would happen if you saved an extra $50/month? Or gave an extra $50/month?
Our outcomes will be greatly improved if we stay focused on the “little things” and make sure we make the best use of each opportunity.