When you hear drip, drip, many things come to mind, some positive and some negative, depending on where you are standing. The definition of ‘drip’ is a small drop of a liquid. I would say a tiny drop of liquid which in many cases goes unnoticed.
A drop of water can do so much good and so much harm. There is the saying that it is tiny drops of water that make a mighty ocean. Rain is actually many tiny drops of water and we can all see that without rain, food will not grow and we will all starve to death. This is putting it mildly because, in some areas where rainfall is scarce, the people are not starving to death immediately. They are living a hungry, malnourished, wretched life.
However, even in such areas ,a good irrigation system can be installed whereby again with drip, drip ,barren land can be turned into fertile and productive land.
Rainfall which is drip by drip by drip can cause floods that can wipe out towns with it’s people and property.
In reality, it is drops of water that made the mighty ocean even though it has taken hundreds of years. Drops of water also make bath water which washes us clean as often as we bath. The sound of drops can be ignored but when it is incessant it can be an irritation or even torture.
I understand that there is a form of Chinese torture that is drops of water to the centre of the head of the person being tortured which can drive the person insane or even kill them.
If you do not properly close a tap, the constant dripping can ruin the container underneath it, whether it is a sink or a bucket. This dripping can also empty a reservoir.
I guess at this point we can all agree that drops going drip, drip can become catastrophic in some instances and life-saving in other instances.
Looking at this in terms of other life issues is amazing what you can do with just a little a day. Take writing a book. many people have books in them but have not written them because they say they don’t have time. However, thirty minutes of writing every day can produce a book in next to no time depending on the length of the book. Even if it takes ten years to write (and it will not take that long), eventually you would have a book.
I am sure you have heard the joke about how to eat an elephant. It is one bite at a time. Someone who has a book to write is reading this blog. The thought of writing the book scares you and indeed you have written an outline which is pretty easy to follow but life has happened and you just think the book will have to wait. Remember drip, drip. How do you write a book? A word at a time.
There was an advert in Atlanta once when I was there for a few weeks. There was a teenage boy who got ratted out by his baby sister about the fact that he had broken up with his girlfriend because she would not quit smoking. His mother was over the moon because she had been telling him the ills of smoking and he had been acting as though he could not hear her let alone understand what she was saying. The conclusion of the advert is that we should keep talking to our children and even though they look like they can’t hear us they are actually listening.
The manual says we should train up our children so that when they leave home they will not depart from His way. Some people do not do this training well enough at the time, possibly from pressures of work or otherwise but please remember drip ,drip. To start off with, if you still have your children at home with you, be comforted that a little you say here and there is actually going to be sufficient. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t think you are doing very much. It does not take too much. Don’t be oppressed by what you see others openly doing. Get a system and follow it.
Many times we get intimidated by the speed at which some other people are going.
I am sitting waiting for my daughter who is learning to play the guitar. There are some mums here who know the guitar books cover to cover. Needless to say , I don’t ,but I am being diligent by making sure my daughter practices every day and I bring her to her class weekly. I am not going to be intimidated by the prowess and knowledge of these other mums who are currently negotiating more extra lessons for seven-year-olds.
Please don’t get me wrong , there is nothing wrong with them but there is nothing wrong with m as well. Drip, drip to them and that is that about that.
Even if your children are big and they have left home, you can still continue talking to them drip, drip and as long as you are consistent, it will be alright. Of course, the corollary is also true. If you are telling them rubbish it will also be effective negatively.
There are some of you who need to take some classes but you don’t think you have the time. Drip, drip. Please start. Instead of doing a full-time course, you may want to consider doing part-time classes, which will possibly help you to fit the course into your current schedule.
I am not saying it will be completely easy, but it will be a start and drip, drip, you will be surprised when it is over.
There are some people who feel they don’t have money and they can’t save because they just don’t have enough. Also, such people don’t give out money or anything because they feel thy don’t have enough. How does drip, drip impact on this. Start with saving a little , no matter how little. Hmmm I need to take this advice myself. You will be surprised how much it quickly accumulates.
When it comes to generosity drip, drip works as well. My mother died many years ago. A few years before she died, I decided to give her, what seemed to me to be a really tiny amount of money because at the time I did not have a job and I felt I was just down right poor. Obviously this was not completely the case.
I, however, determined to give her a pittance every month. That excited her no end. She spent it on tangible things that I did not even think the money could buy. When she passed on I was grateful that I had started giving her something even when I did not have much. She did not live to see me become able to afford much more but she did not have to. I already did well by her. By the way she did not in any way need my pittance.
Remember a gift always makes a way for you. Many people don’t give gifts to people they consider have more money or stuff than them. Remember the more you give, Almighty tells us, the more you receive. This is a universal law, like gravity. Whether you believe it or not , it is the truth.
How does drip, drip work with weight adjustment whether to increase or decrease? Don’t try to stop eating everything and exercise all the hours Almighty sends. If you don’t have a coach to guide you, do a study and implement each thing one at a time, checking to see what works. Drip , drip, I have seen a few people drop multiple dress sizes a drip at a time without stressing. just as an aside, the more you stress the more difficult it is to adjust your weight.
The thing with drip, drip, is that you have to be patient. You need to know that things will not happen over- night but they will surely happen. This is much better than not doing anything and expecting to get lucky or expecting a miracle.
The definition of luck is opportunity, meeting preparedness. When you have been hacking away at it bit by bit when you have to lean on it hard, it just falls over. It then looks to people as though you are lucky because when you do drip, drip, you are not necessarily drawing unnecessary attention to yourself.
There was a story in the manual where there was a widow who had an issue in court. She went drip, drip, to the judge to such an extent that he granted her wish because her constant dripping was driving him insane. ( A bit like the Chinese torture I described above.)
There are many other examples that I will not go into right now. Have you been going drip, drip, not to worry you will soon achieve your heart’s desire.
Are you trying to wear somebody down in your favour it is about to happen for you. Obviously, this does not work if you are being devious and nasty. Try is and you will see that drip ,drip, does not work for crooked results. You will achieve what you want to achieve but the long arm of the law will catch up with you sooner rather than later also by drip , drip.
Finally, if you feel that you have wasted a lot of time I want to assure you that you can always do drip ,drip. There is nowhere it says you must do it at a particular age. It is a principle that stands the test of time and defies it.
So please go out and do drip, drip and i await your testimonies.