BE A SHARPENED TOOL IN THE HAND OF THE LORD
Can an AX boast of a greater power than the person who swings it?....Is a saw greater than the person who's doing the sawing?
We must always remember that we are just the instruments, we are just the tools in God's hands ..God wants to use us in amazing ways but we need to recognize that we are only the empty vessels that God alone can fill.. We are nothing without him, but (we can do all things through Christ who gives us our strength..Philippians 4:13)
We are only useful to the extent that we allow God to use us ..
If we are indeed an ax in the hands of God, if we are indeed the tools God uses, then let's metaphorically take a look at an ax, it's blade needs to be sharpened to be effective.. ( we are iron sharpeners for one another through the Word of God.. in order to be effective, we need to stay sharpened in our minds and in our knowledge of the Word.
When a blade of an ax becomes dull, it is no longer effective and can no longer be used for the purpose in which it was made.. It must again go through a refining and a sharpening process ..
We must always remain sharp so that we can continue to be used by God ..keep your mind steadfast on Him... Stay focused on the Word.. Stay prayed up and on the path God has paved for you.
All tools are different and yet each one is uniquely designed for a specific purpose; like a hammer and a screwdriver for instance...they are very important tools but each do very different things..
if God has given you special resources and special talents to minister, to help others, to be a blessing in any way, you must acknowledge and realize where these blessings have come from and give God the glory for your unique God given abilities.. You are anointed to do something very specific that God has purposefully planned for you to do...
We must never regard our gifts and talents as something of our own creation, instead we must know where our special blessings and anointings come from......we can do nothing without God ...just like an ax, it cannot chop wood without someone who's deliberately and skillfully swinging it..holding it and using the tool wisely..
Be the tool God can use.. be the someone that God's skilled hands and his supernatural wisdom can use to glorify His kingdom... Be the one who said "yes"to being used of God!
Be all that you can be for God, be the light, be the vessel, be the instrument, be the word of encouragement, be the lifter of hope ...be the the remnant and become an end- time harvester for the kingdom of heaven...
Speak God's Word, declare your testimony, be victorious in Christ, be used by Him...do not let your talents be wasted, step out in faith...God created you for a higher purpose in Him!
Receive it in Jesus name!
But can the ax boast greater power than the person who uses it? is the saw greater than the person who saw's? Can a rod strike unless a hand moves it ? can the wooden cane walk by itself?
A remnant will return yes the remnant of Jacob will return to the mighty God
"I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."