The Perfect Tool
‘I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.’
Sometimes a simple thing suddenly stands out. It captures my attention and as I begin to think about it, I sense the Holy Spirit teaching me. Recently, it was my fingernails I noticed. I was cleaning the kitchen sink and little bits of food were stuck around the plug. I used the bristle brush and the cloth and, in the end, plucked the stubborn bit of food out with my fingernail. Later, I was cleaning a new glass with a sticker on the bottom. Again, I used a variety of tools and ended up scratching it off with my fingernails. They were the perfect tool for the job!
I realised afresh how useful they were and began to think of how weird my hands and particularly my fingertips would feel without them! How would I scratch that itch? Or how would typing feel without them as I apply pressure to each key?
I spent some time pondering on how such a small, often ignored part of my body, was also so significant. I realised, sometimes we feel that way, small and insignificant, yet there will be moments when we are perfect for a job, a task or a situation. God has designed us for those moments and in our own unique way we are the perfect tool to be used by God.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made! God has thought of everything and he has designed us to perfectly carry out his plans and purposes. Psalm 139 is such a wonderful reminder of how well he knows us and how much he loves and cares for us. If you ever feel small and insignificant be reassured that you are not and no matter how small or insignificant you feel, you can still be the perfect instrument to be used by God in a situation or moment.
Let’s pray: Father God, thank you that you watch over me, that you have lovingly created me and that you have a plan and purpose for me and that you equip me for it and that you will never leave me. Amen