Chain Reaction

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

It starts with something microscopic. Even just a fragment of an atom. But then, some catalyst sparks a chain reaction and everything changes. This change can happen rapidly. Chemical explosions are known to take place in less than a thousandth of a second.

This is the impact of a chain reaction. We see these reactions in science and also in the practical matters of life. In business and relationships. Health and politics. Alliances are formed quickly. Romances develop. Doors that seem closed can open. New revelations can emerge.

The Bible reminds us of the many ways chain reactions can take place in our spiritual lives. How a tiny spark can develop into a raging forest fire. And how just a few words can lead to massive consequences.

These are reasons why we need to guard our tongue. To be careful what we say, remembering that even carelessly spoken words can explode into conflicts.

This same pattern is true for everything in our lives. What we see can cause a chain reaction in our minds. What we think about can enrich us and help us to grow spiritually, or lead to ruin. What we do can open or close doors, leading to positive or negative consequences.

These are reasons why we need to be careful what we think about (Philippians 4:8). To focus on heavenly things (Colossians 3:2). To fill our minds with God’s Word. To be careful with what we say and do, remembering the chain reactions that can occur as a result of the tiniest thoughts, the shortest sentences, and the smallest actions.