Marginal Momentum

When it comes to change, so many think in terms of big shifts, but with big shifts often comes the loss of momentum and the possibility of disaster. Think of the old James Bond movies as they wind around the mountain roads, having to be ever so careful of every big bend in the road. Invariably, though it is Hollywood, those scenes nearly always end with someone flying off the cliff. Trains, on the other hand, don’t make hard right turns. Trains make gradual turns because they have a momentum and design that cannot just stop and turn left.

Many of us have a vision of how and where we want to be, but have little idea how to get there. Too many people can dream of designing a state of the art tennis shoe, but have little idea how to tie their own shoes. Dreaming big is pointless and frustrating if you cannot act in small steps that create and foster momentum. It takes less than a 2″ shift to set an entire train toward a new destination. Where do you want to end up? What small changes can you make to get there?

Jesus began His plan to show His glory throughout the world by relating it to a mustard seed. What are some mustard seeds that you could plant in your life this week?

Matthew 13:31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

BY JOSHUA WHETSTINE – NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD CITY MISSIONARY FOR MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL.

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