I have this principle I follow — among other things. ‘Never underestimate anyone or anything’. Doing that could spell doom.
If someone does something bad at ‘micro’ level, I believe it’s only a matter of time before they do something bad in a big way, and I’m not waiting around to witness that. Why? Because I believe it’s easier to do wrong than it is to do good. Doing what is right and true takes courage and God’s grace, and a passion for righteousness. It’s not easy to do what is right, but my Bible tells me that with God, ALL things are possible.
Another reason I don’t belittle anyone or anything is that great people/things often start small. Nothing is ever small really, if you know how to spot greatness. It’s about quality and not quantity.
A whole production can grind to a screeching halt, if a so-called ‘micro’ operation is faulty.
I read the story of a war pilot, whose plane got hit and was about to crash. He reached for his parachute to get him out of the plane, and he was saved. One day, he met a man, and as they got talking, he realized this man was the one who made sure his parachute was in the plane before take off.
Now, to some people that might seem like a micro job. But to that pilot, it was that job well done, that saved his life.
Micro is not ‘insignificant’. Actually, the small things can tip the scale for or against and they are quite indispensable — if you ask me.
A drop of water makes a mighty ocean. Never see your contribution to anything as too small to make any difference. Just make sure your drop of water is for a right course, because you reap what you sow. And seeds are small, right?
So if you don’t want to reap something, don’t sow it. If you don’t want an ocean of dirty/toxic ocean, don’t add a drop of water to it.