Okay, so I’m a guy. I look like a guy and act like one, as well.
I do, however, ask for directions (sometimes).
Around the house my wife will hear me asking, “Where are the BBQ tongs? Where can I find our meat thermometer?”
“Right where it was the last time you asked me, and the thermometer is right next to it.”
Yep, I’m a guy.
I can figure out which cooking utensil I want to use, but I don’t always know where they’re hidden.
If I knew which drawer to open, I would. I’d be the self-starter, take the initiative, reach into the drawer and grab the utensil best suited for the job.
You know what happens when I can’t find what I’m looking for, don’t you? I find something else to use; something not really designed for what I need.
For instance, using a butter knife for a screwdriver. A big ladle for a hammer. An empty paper towel tube for a funnel.
Ones who designed the butter knife, gravy ladle, and paper towel tube had specific purposes in mind. When used for what they were intended, they work quite well.
Did you know YOU were created for a purpose?
On purpose, for a purpose. God oversaw your development in your mother’s womb, placed gifts, callings, and abilities inside your spirit, and is just waiting for you to discover who you are, and what you can do.
For the glory of God.
Whether or not you have ever accepted the Lord’s call of repentance, He has already prepared a glorious position for you in His Kingdom. You’ve been created in Christ Jesus for good works.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT)
When you turn to the Lord, allowing Him to be your Lord and Savior, the exciting adventure begins. You become one of His utensils, one of His SPECIAL utensils; one He’ll use for SPECIAL occasions.
And with God, everything and everyone is special.
Oh, and by the way, God isn’t too lazy to make sure He has the right tool, the right utensil, for the task at hand.
What do you and I need to do?
Be where He puts us. If He wants us in the drawer with other utensils, then we need to stay there until He picks us out.
Realize the need to be ready; clean, functioning, and prepared for every good work.
Set our minds on things above, and renew our minds with God’s word; so we may prove what is the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God.
It’s great to “dwell in the house of the Lord…” But to me, it’s even greater to be one of His utensils in the kitchen drawer.
“In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.” (2 Timothy 2:20 – 2:21 NLT)