Earlier today I was reading through some of my old journal entries, brainstorming notes, dreams, & vision on my phone and about 7 months ago I had an “audible vision” (I heard God speak in my spirit without any image attached to it). God simply said, “When you start…I start.”
So that brings us to The Law of the “Domino Effect”
God is very intentional and pro-active and sense we are made in the likeness of His image we too should be intentional and pro-active. The Law of the Domino Effect essentially teaches us that things will start to happen and have a ripple effect on our life if we simply start. Maybe we aren’t waiting on God…maybe He is waiting on us. Literally God has factored in the end from the beginning so He essentially just needs us to get in alignment with what has already been declared over our life.
Biblical References: Book of Ruth (Ruth was intentional in following Naomi), story of Joseph, Moses & the children of Israel, Joshua & Caleb entering the promise land, David (his journey before fighting Goliath), and so many more examples of how God blessed those who took that first step of obedience.
- Professional Life-Think about an area in your career where you feel stuck. Maybe it is a project you are working on, or a tough conversation that you need to have but are avoiding, or maybe it’s a career transition that you are seeking after. What is one way that you can, metaphorically speaking, lift your finger and push just one domino in your career? What is that one domino? Come up with a strategy to access that one domino and “push” it. For example…maybe you have been applying for jobs but have gotten zero call backs. Maybe the first action step you could take to push that first domino is to put on your business attire and physically go to the company that you desire to work and simply introduce yourself to the receptionist and ask if you could speak to the right person in the HR department. Or, maybe after office hours you can just go and walk, pray, and declare your promises while on the property. Something powerful happens when we simply show up.
- Personal Life– Think about an area in your personal life where you feel stuck. Maybe you feel stuck in your heart, mind, or spirit. Do you find yourself circling the same “block” in your life with no clear direction? What is one way that you can, metaphorically speaking, lift your finger and push just one domino in your personal life? What is that one domino? Come up with a strategy to access that one domino and “push” it. Maybe your first domino is you becoming more self-aware of your behaviors, habits, mindset, and unstable emotions. So for example, if you are feeling stuck personally, schedule some alone quiet time with your journal and begin to write down in what areas you feel stuck and the causes of your stagnation. If you do not know the cause then ask God to reveal it to you. Maybe it’ll be from something in your past that you have yet to deal with and heal from. Maybe it is unforgiveness or pride. Whatever that first domino of self-awareness is. Begin to take the necessary steps to resolve it.
- Relational Life-Think about an area in one relationship where you feel stuck, frustrated, hurt, or angry. What role have they played in causing strain in the relationship and what part have YOU played in causing strain in the relationship. Now, the first list matters but you can’t do anything about it except to pray for them so do that and then focus on your second list which is your part. What is one way that you can, metaphorically speaking, lift your finger and push just one domino in that relationship? What is that one domino? Come up with a strategy to access that one domino and “push” it. Maybe that one domino is to schedule some time to talk with your loved one. Or maybe that one domino is to apologize (even if you were 90% right). Or maybe your first step is related to you making mends in whatever way as it relates to the role you played in the conflict. Another first domino may be seeking out an unbiased third party such as a counselor for assistance .
The Law of the “_____” are everyday revelations and teachings taken from everyday situations & experiences. God is always speaking & teaching but it is up to us to seek & listen.
“He who has an ear…let him hear!” – Matthew 11:15