Most of you are probably familiar with the term, “Domino Effect.”
It’s explained by freedictionary.com as “A cumulative effect produced when one event sets off a chain of similar events: the domino effect of increasing the speed limit in one of several contiguous states.
There are many situations in our Christian life that can set off a domino effect.
For instance, the MAIN KEY to right choices is right thinking.
When you set in motion the habit of right thinking (which comes basically from reading and meditating on God’s Word) you can have the outcome of making right choices in your life, which in return produces a more blessed life.
The situation can be reversed vice versa with poor choices if we allow ourselves to dwell in the state of wrong thinking (which basically happens when we allow the influence of humanistic, worldly-thinking have dominant space in our mind), which in return produces more hardships in life.
One quote that I have written down in my journal is…
“Our FUTURE is the ripple effects of the daily CHOICES we make TODAY.”
What CHOICES are you making that will produce good ripple effects for your future?
Use of your TIME is another KEY factor to consider in the growth of your Christian spiritual life.
Take a look at your daily calendar, your to do list and even your relaxation time.
What are your MAIN PRIORITIES from the evaluation of your time usage?
In Proverbs 16:3, we see that committing our works to the Lord establishes our thoughts….
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. Proverbs 16:3 kjv
Our works are a total aspect of our thinking and conduct before God. When we’ve fully committed ourselves to the Lord, that commitment creates a strong mindset that kicks into motion.
Our THOUGHTS begin to CHANGE so that we can establish the results of fulfilling our commitment.
For example, if I fully commit myself to entering a huge marathon race, my thoughts and mindset are going to change in order to achieve good results in the race that I’m entering.
I will begin to re-evaluate my actions and how I spend my time.
I will begin my works…
- I will begin studying how to become a better runner.
- I will study how to prepare for a marathon.
- I will decide not to spend my time as a couch potato; instead I will spend my time running and preparing.
- I will eliminate activities that are counter-productive to my goal.
- I will decide to change my eating habits to that I can become of ultimate health for the race.
- I will find out which foods will best fuel my body on the day of that race.
My THOUGHTS are now beginning to be established to gear toward my commitment and my goals.
Are you wanting to become a better Christian? Are you wanting to grow spiritually?
First make a commitment to the LORD. Establish the necessary works to fulfill that commitment. Read God’s Word daily. Pray daily. Stay faithful to attending church, tithing, and begin sharing the gospel with others. (If you’re a shy person, just start by handing out gospel tracts!)
Practice at it daily. Build a consistency. Before long your thoughts and mindset will be established toward that commitment.
Keep walking in Faith,