Plod On

The key to accomplishing something that is a large task is to keep at it until the job is done.  Now I don’t mean that we are to work none stop for how ever long it takes, what I mean is that we work at the project a little at a time, as we are able, until it is finished.   It is important that we do what we can, when wecan, and not quit.  Often people are overwhelmed by the enormity of the task in front of them.  What we need to do is focus only on a single step, the present task that we are performing. Single steps are easier, and less overwhelming. 

Many years ago we had a guest speaker at our church.  He referred to the work of God in a small community as being a case of plod on, plod on, plod on.  It is not flashy. It is not fancy.  It is not something that people write books or articles about, but it is an important part of the ongoing work in the kingdom of God. 

It is not just ministry, it is many of the tasks that we face in life.  The job that we undertake may not be easy, it may not be accomplished quickly, but we can do many things if we will put our minds to it.  We decide what we are to do, make a plan about how to do it, and then step by step, do what needs to be done.  We may need to adjust our time line, we may need to evaluate whether a project is worth the cost in time, effort and money, we may need to change tactics, but we will be surprised at what we can accomplish in our lives if we will put our minds to something, and not quit.

Plod on.

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4 Responses to “Plod On”

  1. Susan Says:

    “just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” it sings in my head often!

  2. cgirod Says:

    Keep your head above the water!

  3. Gloria Says:

    Susan I love the reference to “finding Nemo” that movie has many little parts that are great for illustration.
    Pastor Curt — I also remember that message. Here we go: plod on, plod on, plod on 🙂

  4. Pastor Curt Says:

    You know it was a good message when numerous people remember it years later.

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