29 June 2013
Over the past two weeks, I have been working on the wiring for one of our Cessna 206s. We are changing several pieces of equipment and adding several additional instruments, so there have been lots of changes in the wire bundle. Right now, bundle would be a very optimistic term. I think a better description would be "rat's nest," "snake pit," or even "wire anarchy." Whenever anyone comes to look at what I'm doing, I get similar comments like "I'm glad you're doing it and not me" and "how do you keep all the wires straight and figure out what goes where." I respond with the same line every time: "One wire at a time."
When we consider the Great Commission that Christ gave the church, we can often feel overwhelmed. Are we being effective ministers of the Gospel, and telling others of Christ. I think often we get lost in the vastness of forest, rather than looking at the individual trees. All we need to do is concentrate on "One person at a time." If we look at the vastness of the task in is entirety, it is very easy to get discouraged and feel like we are not making progress. Just like the wires, we only need to share the Gospel one person, one neighbor, one friend, one co-worker, one boss at a time.
Don't get lost and discouraged looking at the "rat's nest." Instead, look at the individual, and "be very careful how you live—not as unwise but as wise, taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:15-16