Sweat the Small Stuff



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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Too many despair of finding solutions to the problems we face because they focus on the wrong things. We face grand problems, certainly, but those are largely not our concern, at least not our daily concern. The right focus for most men is the everyday — putting in an honest day’s work, being a good husband, and raising godly children.

There is no immediate solution to every problem we face and no leader can resolve everything overnight. The Christian life is lived out in the small matters, even more than it is in the grand ones. We prove our faith with our works. The works, of course, do not save us, but they do naturally flow from a living faith. With regard to the kingdom of the left hand, we have a great deal of control and we should strive to make things better as we are able — plant trees, help your neighbor, think of the future. With regard to the Kingdom of the right hand, that outcome is in God’s hands, and we have no need to worry.

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” — Martin Luther

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Some (not explicit) discussion of sexual matters.


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