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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly effect

The butterfly effect is a concept that states that “small causes can have larger effects”.
This concept was initially used in theories about weather prediction but later the term became a popular metaphor in science writing.

According to this theory “Each path produces a different outcome”

The butterfly effect is the idea that small things can have non-linear impacts on a complex system. The concept is imagined with a butterfly flapping its wings and causing a typhoon. Translated into mass culture, the butterfly effect has become a metaphor for the existence of seemingly insignificant moments that alter history and shape destinies.

Actually the term “The Butterfly Effect”, was a phenomenon proposed in a doctoral thesis written in 1963 by Edward Lorenz. It states that a butterfly, by flapping its wings in one place and time is able to create a major weather event in another place and time, eventually having a far-reaching ripple effect on subsequent events.

Do not despise these small beginnings — Zechariah 4:10

Cause and Effect is an often overlooked principle.

How does this affect us Spiritually?

Think about decisions you’ve made that caused an effect in what you are doing today. Certain things had a positive impact while others affected you negatively.

Big things had once a small beginning and it’s crucial that you apply yourself to do all things with excellence because you never now the future impact of your small decisions.

We can do the right thing with the wrong attitude and if so we cannot expect the blessing of God in what we do.
By other hand we can do a wrong move and God blesses us because we are his Children and He loves us. Outcomes are unpredictable but with God on your side there is always room for a second chance.

Philippians 2:14-15 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

God knows we live in the middle of a crooked generation. This week I was listening on the Radio about an English test with multiple answers where it was asked “What do you call to the act of betrayal, when a husband has sex with another woman?” The right answer was “an affair”. God’s answer is “adultery”. It doesn’t really matter what you call it, the outcome is sinful and if you think that God is going to bless your sinful actions you are up to a sad discovery that the wages of sin is death.

Sometimes we can do wrong decisions without committing a sin, and the Bible tells us the principle of life of doing all things in the name of our Lord Jesus.

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

In Hinduism, Buddhism and other religions, this concept is referred to as karma , which basically means that you get what you give. In other words, “Whatever you intentionally do to others, a similar thing will happen to you in the future.”

The butterfly effect in the law of sowing and reaping.

This law is one of the most important things we can learn in Scripture.

Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap

Thousands of years ago one of the friends of Job—no stranger to suffering-observed that

Job 4:8 those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same

Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion states: “For every action there is a reaction.” I will not try to explain what this means in physics and in terms of the motion of things, but I will use it as a metaphor to spirituality.

When we analyze suffering, we can learn a great deal if only we will trace the circumstances back to their cause.

Proverbs 22:3 “A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.”

It’s true in physics and it’s true in life. One of the laws of physics is that for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. The inescapable truth in life is that every action has consequences, whether we’re wise enough to recognize it or not.

For every choice you make, for every action you take, there will be a reaction or a consequence, be sure of that. A bad decision may bring disappointment. It may create unbearable responsibilities and destroy relationships. Good decisions, on the other hand, will bring blessings and help us set obtainable goals that will enhance relationships and life in general, even in difficult situations.

However, we generally want to do things our own way, and so we ignore or avoid the advice of loved ones and we go ahead with decisions that may effect our entire future. And, more often than we care to admit, God is completely left out of our decision making.

When you are about to make a choice, think of the consequences of that decision and ask yourself, “How will this decision affect me and those around me. Am I doing it for my pleasure and convenience only? Will the ripple effect be good or bad? Am I asking for God’s will to be done or only my will, regardless of the consequences?”

The butterfly effect affects our lives and our future. In essence, the butterfly effect portrays how every decision we make and everything we do has a profound effect on everyone and everything around us. That’s the butterfly effect at its best. And it all revolves around small decisions that we make every day.

Don’t take chances

To understand better the butterfly effect consider the example of throwing a dice. The outcome of the dice depends on initial conditions like the direction you throw it or the thrust. A slightly different throwing results in completely different dice outcomes and paths. This makes virtually impossible to throw the dice the same way more than once.

Of course you can get the same result but the dice’s orbit would be completely different.

We shouldn’t live our life trusting in “luck”… there is a better way to live.

Choices have consequences that transcend decades. MJ DeMarco, author and entrepreneur has talked about the importance of choices and the butterfly effect in his best-selling book “The Millionaire Fastlane”.

Choices Taken Today Are Like a Golf Club Hitting a Golf Ball.
As MJ says, choices made today impact forever.

Our choices have consequences that transcend decades. This transcendence is horsepower.
Think of it like a golf club striking a golf ball. When the clubface hits the ball square, the ball goes straight and heads toward the hole. But when the clubface is rotated a fraction of one degree, the ball’s trajectory lands far off course. At impact, the divergence is minor, but as the ball travels further it widens and widens until the gap is so large that getting back on track is nearly impossible. A bad choice can set your trajectory off by only one degree today, but over years the error is magnified.

The divergence of your choices can widen as the year passes and can be either positive or negative.

#Trust in God and acknowledging Him will give you a positive outcome

It’s not enough to believe in God, you need to trust Him.

Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

God is able to flood you with abundance of grace and supernatural favour. His will is that you will abound in every good work!

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

God want’s t bless you but requires faithfulness in the little things.

Luke 16:10 If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.

Little things are very important. We need to cultivate excellence in everything we do.

In our society there is a growing feeling of entitlement, such as, “I deserve a promotion (without the process)” … “I deserve the position, prestige, and responsibility without having to pay the price and be faithful today.”

Today our oatmeal is ready to eat in 60 seconds, our prescription lenses are ready to be picked up in 60 minutes, and our house can be built in 60 days. We are a culture that is used to getting what we want instantly. We aren’t used to working patiently, or waiting on anything—even a hamburger.

As Chuck Swindoll says, “It’s never too late to start doing what is right.”
Want much more? Then do the little—faithfully.

Daniel 6:3 Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. (NKJV)

“You can run into mediocrity accidentally but you have to purpose to be excellent.” Joyce Meyer

Promotion is the reward for having a Spirit of excellence
Look at Daniel (a Hebrew boy), because he had a Spirit of excellence, he was noticed by three kings and were promoted by all of them.

Daniel 6:1-3 Darius reorganized his kingdom. He appointed one hundred twenty governors to administer all the parts of his realm. Over them were three vice-regents, one of whom was Daniel. The governors reported to the vice-regents, who made sure that everything was in order for the king. But Daniel, brimming with spirit and intelligence, so completely outclassed the other vice-regents and governors that the king decided to put him in charge of the whole kingdom. (MSG)

Col 3:23 (ESV)  Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Eph 6:7 (ESV)  rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man,

The Butterfly effect

The butterfly effect is a concept that states that “small causes can have larger effects”.
This concept was initially used in theories about weather prediction but later the term became a popular metaphor in science writing.

According to this theory “Each path produces a different outcome”

The butterfly effect is the idea that small things can have non-linear impacts on a complex system. The concept is imagined with a butterfly flapping its wings and causing a typhoon. Translated into mass culture, the butterfly effect has become a metaphor for the existence of seemingly insignificant moments that alter history and shape destinies.

Actually the term “The Butterfly Effect”, was a phenomenon proposed in a doctoral thesis written in 1963 by Edward Lorenz. It states that a butterfly, by flapping its wings in one place and time is able to create a major weather event in another place and time, eventually having a far-reaching ripple effect on subsequent events.

Do not despise these small beginnings — Zechariah 4:10

Cause and Effect is an often overlooked principle.

How does this affect us Spiritually?

Think about decisions you’ve made that caused an effect in what you are doing today. Certain things had a positive impact while others affected you negatively.

Big things had once a small beginning and it’s crucial that you apply yourself to do all things with excellence because you never now the future impact of your small decisions.

We can do the right thing with the wrong attitude and if so we cannot expect the blessing of God in what we do.
By other hand we can do a wrong move and God blesses us because we are his Children and He loves us. Outcomes are unpredictable but with God on your side there is always room for a second chance.

Philippians 2:14-15 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

God knows we live in the middle of a crooked generation. This week I was listening on the Radio about an English test with multiple answers where it was asked “What do you call to the act of betrayal, when a husband has sex with another woman?” The right answer was “an affair”. God’s answer is “adultery”. It doesn’t really matter what you call it, the outcome is sinful and if you think that God is going to bless your sinful actions you are up to a sad discovery that the wages of sin is death.

Sometimes we can do wrong decisions without committing a sin, and the Bible tells us the principle of life of doing all things in the name of our Lord Jesus.

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

In Hinduism, Buddhism and other religions, this concept is referred to as karma , which basically means that you get what you give. In other words, “Whatever you intentionally do to others, a similar thing will happen to you in the future.”

The butterfly effect in the law of sowing and reaping.

This law is one of the most important things we can learn in Scripture.

Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap

Thousands of years ago one of the friends of Job—no stranger to suffering-observed that

Job 4:8 those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same

Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion states: “For every action there is a reaction.” I will not try to explain what this means in physics and in terms of the motion of things, but I will use it as a metaphor to spirituality.

When we analyze suffering, we can learn a great deal if only we will trace the circumstances back to their cause.

Proverbs 22:3 “A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.”

It’s true in physics and it’s true in life. One of the laws of physics is that for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. The inescapable truth in life is that every action has consequences, whether we’re wise enough to recognize it or not.

For every choice you make, for every action you take, there will be a reaction or a consequence, be sure of that. A bad decision may bring disappointment. It may create unbearable responsibilities and destroy relationships. Good decisions, on the other hand, will bring blessings and help us set obtainable goals that will enhance relationships and life in general, even in difficult situations.

However, we generally want to do things our own way, and so we ignore or avoid the advice of loved ones and we go ahead with decisions that may effect our entire future. And, more often than we care to admit, God is completely left out of our decision making.

When you are about to make a choice, think of the consequences of that decision and ask yourself, “How will this decision affect me and those around me. Am I doing it for my pleasure and convenience only? Will the ripple effect be good or bad? Am I asking for God’s will to be done or only my will, regardless of the consequences?”

The butterfly effect affects our lives and our future. In essence, the butterfly effect portrays how every decision we make and everything we do has a profound effect on everyone and everything around us. That’s the butterfly effect at its best. And it all revolves around small decisions that we make every day.

Don’t take chances

To understand better the butterfly effect consider the example of throwing a dice. The outcome of the dice depends on initial conditions like the direction you throw it or the thrust. A slightly different throwing results in completely different dice outcomes and paths. This makes virtually impossible to throw the dice the same way more than once.

Of course you can get the same result but the dice’s orbit would be completely different.

We shouldn’t live our life trusting in “luck”… there is a better way to live.

Choices have consequences that transcend decades. MJ DeMarco, author and entrepreneur has talked about the importance of choices and the butterfly effect in his best-selling book “The Millionaire Fastlane”.

Choices Taken Today Are Like a Golf Club Hitting a Golf Ball.
As MJ says, choices made today impact forever.

Our choices have consequences that transcend decades. This transcendence is horsepower.
Think of it like a golf club striking a golf ball. When the clubface hits the ball square, the ball goes straight and heads toward the hole. But when the clubface is rotated a fraction of one degree, the ball’s trajectory lands far off course. At impact, the divergence is minor, but as the ball travels further it widens and widens until the gap is so large that getting back on track is nearly impossible. A bad choice can set your trajectory off by only one degree today, but over years the error is magnified.

The divergence of your choices can widen as the year passes and can be either positive or negative.

#Trust in God and acknowledging Him will give you a positive outcome

It’s not enough to believe in God, you need to trust Him.

Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

God is able to flood you with abundance of grace and supernatural favour. His will is that you will abound in every good work!

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

God want’s t bless you but requires faithfulness in the little things.

Luke 16:10 If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.

Little things are very important. We need to cultivate excellence in everything we do.

In our society there is a growing feeling of entitlement, such as, “I deserve a promotion (without the process)” … “I deserve the position, prestige, and responsibility without having to pay the price and be faithful today.”

Today our oatmeal is ready to eat in 60 seconds, our prescription lenses are ready to be picked up in 60 minutes, and our house can be built in 60 days. We are a culture that is used to getting what we want instantly. We aren’t used to working patiently, or waiting on anything—even a hamburger.

As Chuck Swindoll says, “It’s never too late to start doing what is right.”
Want much more? Then do the little—faithfully.

Daniel 6:3 Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. (NKJV)

“You can run into mediocrity accidentally but you have to purpose to be excellent.” Joyce Meyer

Promotion is the reward for having a Spirit of excellence
Look at Daniel (a Hebrew boy), because he had a Spirit of excellence, he was noticed by three kings and were promoted by all of them.

Daniel 6:1-3 Darius reorganized his kingdom. He appointed one hundred twenty governors to administer all the parts of his realm. Over them were three vice-regents, one of whom was Daniel. The governors reported to the vice-regents, who made sure that everything was in order for the king. But Daniel, brimming with spirit and intelligence, so completely outclassed the other vice-regents and governors that the king decided to put him in charge of the whole kingdom. (MSG)

Col 3:23 (ESV)  Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Eph 6:7 (ESV)  rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man,

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