A drop at a time

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This is how school strikes begin, many students are disappointed at once, but one stands out with an idea, be it burning a building, breaking some windows, beating up a teacher, going for a hunger strike or even having a demonstration. They then share with a friend who shares with another and with no time a group is formed. The group may influence the whole school into causing chaos so that their needs are met. In High school, I never witnesses such, we were a bunch of good girls (Every time I say this my friends tell me that I need to go back to a real High school) I remember once there was a hunger strike in my school, but I only got to found out that the senior classes had not eaten after my plate was empty, so it was nothing serious. Well, that too was an idea from one girl, who incited the rest, they were all questioned and that girl was sent home.

In the same way, one person can stir up others to a good course. Imagine if the individuals above mobilized the entire school to maintain a clean environment, what if they decided to inspire others to each plant a tree or to each study for one more hour during the weekend? It only takes one, one person to stand out and influence one more person. I was once told that some floods are caused by droplets of rain, a drop at a time and before you know it floods and landslides are taking over. It is easy to ignore the drop, but you cannot ignore the floods.  

Remember the tower of Babel in Genesis 11? The people said to each other, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” I am sure two people did not say that sentence at once, the idea started with one person and they united to build the tower. The Lord Himself said that since they spoke the same language nothing will be impossible to them, and had to confuse and scatter them. Jesus was crucified in the same way, in the gospels it is clear that the people mobilized one another and Jesus was humiliated and crucified, even having no sin did not stop them from killing Him.

I am also reminded of the man in Luke 8:39 who was demon processed. After Jesus cast out the demons, He told the man to go home and proclaim what had happened. The man went and the whole city knew what had happened, one man, declared the goodness of the Lord in an entire city. The Samaritan woman also caused a stir in John 4:39. “Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony,” There are numerous examples in the Bible of one person who played their part, one person who mobilized others to do what is right.

What if today each of us gave a drop of love, a drop of kindness, a drop of mercy, a drop of encouragement or a drop of joy to the people around us? Our worlds would flood with goodness. Do not hold back because you are alone, do not wait for a crowds, the person next to you is enough, your ten followers on social media are enough; it only takes one person to cause a stir. Do not underestimate the power of one, your size, class, environment, status and level of education does not matter.  You are the drop that is needed to cause a flood. Be the one drop today.


2 thoughts on “A drop at a time

  1. Ain’t i loving these articles. Wow!God is using you in a great way.It takes my one drop of expression of love to your articles for others to follow.I love.

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