Friday, June 3, 2011
He sat quietly on the floor lining them up as close as possible without any of them touching. At first he only chose a few black and white tiles and lined them up in a short straight line. With a gentle nudge one by one the dominoes followed each another until not a single tile was left standing. Now that he knew how it worked, the little boy decided on adding some creativity out of the pile of dominoes that lay before him.
The simple straight line was now replaced with a design created by the imagination of a six-year old. There were a variety of shapes joined together in anticipation for the grand finale that would result from a simple touch. What he hadn’t considered was his little brother crawling over to join him.
The cries for “Mom” to come to the rescue did not protect his creation as the chubby little fingers of his brother came in contact with only one little tile and in a matter of seconds they all fell down.
The “Domino Effect” is a chain reaction that occurs when a small change causes a similar change nearby, which then will cause another similar change and so on. How many times have you been caught in a “domino effect”?
We all have made our plans in order to set our future in motion. We are so eager to see and experience the finished product produced by our endeavors. The components needed to achieve our goals have strategically been lined up when someone or something reaches out and touches our plans when we were not prepared and our plans seemingly begin to topple out of control.
Had the little boy gone to his parents and talked over his plans they would have been able to protect him from the harm that he received from his little brother’s interference. We often place ourselves in the same situation as we make our plans and then execute them without consulting our Father. Let us all save ourselves from the “domino effect” that can tear down everything we are trying to do by simply going to our Father from the beginning with our every word and deeds.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossian 3:17 NIV