Getting It Right

I heard a story about a little girl. Her dad was reading the newspaper. She was coloring a picture. She asked, “Dad, do you think we could be perfect like Jesus is perfect?”

Her dad responded, “No, honey. We’ll never be perfect like Jesus is perfect.” Discouraged, but not deterred she goes back to her drawing. She switches crayons and looks back at her father. “Hey Dad, what about for one year? Could we be perfect like Jesus is perfect for a year?”

“A year’s a long time, sweetheart. I don’t think we could do it.” He says.

This time you can tell she has an idea. “What about for one month?” she presses. Again, dad says no. “What about for one week, or one day, one hour, or even one minute!?” Excited now, she continues, “Dad, do you think we could be perfect like Jesus is perfect for just one minute?”

Thoughtfully, her dad puts down the paper. “Yeah. I think we could be perfect like Jesus is perfect for one minute.”

Without hesitation the girl looks at her dad, “Then dad, why don’t we try to live like Jesus – one minute at a time?”

Getting it right isn’t about one giant right decision. It’s about a million small ones. You can get it right today. It happens one minute, one decision at a time.

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