I was actually quite a bit older than you when I learned how to ride a bicycle. The first part was learning how to ride without the little wheels on the back that helped me keep my balance. Next I had to learn how to ride carefully in the street. After that, when my parents thought I was ready, they let me ride over to my friends' houses. Then they let me ride to school.
When I was much older, they let me ride anywhere I wanted to ride. Sometimes I'd be gone for hours as I explored the town where I grew up.
The thing is, they didn't let me do that right from the start. Each time I proved I was able to be responsible, they'd let me do more until I was finally trusted to do anything.
Jesus talks about that when he says, "Someone who is faithful in small things will be faithful in larger things." The thing is, that whether the things we do are big or small, there's always one thing we can think about to do it right: If we do things in a good, kind, and loving way, we can be pretty sure we're doing them right.
Let's pray about that.
God, we want to be the kinds of people you trust to do the big things. Help us to remember to do everything we do in good, kind, and loving ways. Forgive us when we don't and help us to get back to doing those things the right way.
We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.