In Order To Be Free… I Have To?

Posted: March 16, 2015 in Wandering Thoughts
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I love this thought.  Not just because it’s thought provoking or cute, but because it’s true. We’re all… no… i’m just one small adjustment away, from…. and each of us can fill in the blank.

images-2How about if i make one small adjustment every day for a year regarding my relationship with God! Imagine what i might achieve? But here’s the thing.  i often know what the adjustment i need to make is…  i just don’t do it.  i get stuck in my comfort zone or my indifference or my laziness.

my goal is to make at least one adjustment every day, nothing to bold or daring but an adjustment that’s small, minor or slight by some standards. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! i want 2015 to be a year of growth and maturity, yet realizing that these small adjustments won’t remove all the obstacles. But i’m pretty sure i’ll handle those obstacles in a much different way.

Adjustment – a small change; a minor correction; a slight modification

Isaiah 55 says, “Pay attention, come close now, listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words. I’m making a lasting covenant commitment with you, the same that I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love.” 

What’s the adjustment required? Pay attention, come close now, listen carefully.

When i make one small adjustment, it will often require another adjustment and then another and i think you get the idea. i imagine perfecting a skill at almost anything, playing an instrument, a sport, or anything else is about small adjustments making big differences. Isaiah 55 says by making these small adjustments to your life you will get My life-giving, life nourishing words. you’ll get sure, solid, enduring love.

sam-gross-in-order-to-be-free-i-had-to-make-certain-adjustments-new-yorker-cartoonJust like the adjustments in Isaiah 55 many of the adjustments i need to make are about being more conscientious. When i am tempted to get angry my adjustment could be to pray for them or zip my lip. When someone is offering their two cents and i don’t want it, i can say thinks you and let it go at that. These adjustments will be personal to each person.

What do you think?  Are you small one adjustment away from ……..?  What’s your small (or not) adjustment?


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