Not the Sharpest Tool in the Toolbox

I started a small DIY project last Friday morning. We had a large cat structure that our kitties hated, so I decided to take it down and give it to someone who might be able to use it. Unfortunately, it had been a long while since I had used any tools around the house. First thing, I found a Phillips head screwdriver in The Hubster's computer desk. That was easy. I knew, however, that I would need a medium-sized wrench, too. After poking through a number of drawers, I asked The Hubster to locate one. He had to rummage through the basement before he found one. Seems like tools are never close at hand when you need one.

A wrench, screwdriver, hammer or saw, are all used for different tasks. They are not interchangeable. People in the Bible didn't think they were ready to be used of God, but He used them anyway.

A little boy's lunch was used for a miraculous feast. 
A stuttering shepherd led a nation across a vast desert. 
A disobedient preacher convinced a heathen community to repent. 
A deadbeat dad mentored a young man in service to God. 

The common thread through all these stories is that even though the world considered them useless, God was able to make the most out of these people, because they were willing tools. Brand new tools, well-worn tools, repaired tools, even seldom used tools can find new purpose and meaning in life. Use your tools in the church; it's the best place to employ them. Join with others and make the most of your combined talents.

Be assured, God will throw away tools that can't be used. Our mouth is a witness, and so are our actions. Tools can be used to build up or tear down. We can show people God by how we handle our circumstances.

Tools in inexperienced hands make mistakes, but when held by a skilled craftsman, they make works of art. When God gives you an assignment, show up, dress up and pony up. You'll never be sorry.


Female in Motion Health Update: I had tummy aches several days last week. In good news, I lost 4 pounds and had two GREAT job interviews. In other news, I was denied unemployment benefits, due to being self-employed. I'm trusting God for a new job this month!


Notable Quote:

One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop. --G.M. Weilacher

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