“If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.”
— Samuel Butler
Some time ago, I ran across this cryptogram website. I found it challenging to work the cryptograms and fascinating to read the quotes they had amassed. It amazes me the truth that has been lying fallow because we have not read or been taught these random quotes.
The one above is one that my grandmother would have repeated had she known it. At least that’s my assumption. It echoes her advice to just “do the next thing.” If one continually does the little things at hand, one builds a large base of accomplishments.
That is a reflection of the writer’s life. If one continually writes, regularly writes, and keeps writing. There will be a large body of work after a while. That said, this writer needs to move off the dime and get back to writing – writing – writing. And not just on the blog.
There is also a facet of faith in that quote. If we spend daily time with the Lord, we learn more and more to hear His voice. As we hear, we begin to walk more closely with Him. Then when the unexpected happens, we know exactly where to lean. In adversity, being able to lean securely on the Lord makes us look strong to those who do not know how to lean on Him.
Then when they ask how we do it, we have an answer that can enrich their lives.