THE LITTLE CHANGE
Earlier on this week, I twisted my ankle in what I thought was a mild uncomfortable situation. The impact of that one situation got me thinking of how a little change can impact a lot of things.
The twisting of my ankle was minor but as the evening progressed, I felt more discomfort and used a cold compress remedy as well as lifting the foot up. Two hours later, I was in agony and needed more attention from my family members. After much nursing, I was comfortable enough to go to bed.
With a few adjustments I got through the night and woke up with a much better foot the following morning. The tenderness of the foot suggested I suspend my habitual daily run. That was the point where a lot of my daily routines got lost and I realised the impact of the little change to my day.
My practices were mixed up. The first was my start of the day routines were disrupted. Followed by, my not getting the opportunity to listen to a sermon, which is one thing I do on every run. The other missing activity was the listening to 4 chapters of the bible during my cooling down routines. Lastly, I missed my reading of a bible chapter and a chapter of my book for the month.
The unexpected disruption of the morning has had a huge impact and was beginning to get me upset before I arrested the negative feeling. I took charge of my day and in the pockets of time I had, caught up with almost all practises. For the rest, I settled in my heart that there is always tomorrow!
THE IMPACT OF THE LITTLE CHANGE
As I thought about this little incident of mine, I realised the impact of a little thing on a whole day or even sometimes a whole life. God showed us in His word that we should be mindful of the little things and not allow them ruin our space.
See the bible verse:
“Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming!” Songs of Solomon 2:15 NLT (the KJV version is here)
Be conscious of the little things going on around you and ensure you do not allow anything, small or big take over your life or ruin your day. When the unexpected happens, ask yourself what you need to do to adjust for the impact of the changes around you.
God is on your side!
PS: See one of my previous inspirational and educational blog post here