Knowing your role is key. 5.11.11 & 2.3.12

by Aaron K.

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Knowing your role is key. 5.11.11 & 2.3.12

"The axe cannot boast of the trees it has cut down. It could do nothing but for the woodsman. He made it, he sharpened it, and he used it. The moment he throws it aside it becomes only old iron." – Samuel Brengle

This analogy is so simple yet such an accurate illustration of relationship to our Creator. It is comical to think that an axe would boast of all the trees it has cut down, knowing if not for the woodsman…to axe is useless and incapable. Yet in life, we are such arrogant people, speaking and boasting as though we are responsible for our conditions and circumstances in life. When in reality we are a tool in the hands of a mighty God and at any point He chooses could cast us aside rendering us useless. Authentic humility is founded in having an accurate view of ourselves in relation to God…its when roles get reversed that pride takes over and things get all messed up. Action. My sons, beware of the inflated view of self in life, remembering always we are a simple tool in the hands of a great God…He made us, He sharpens us and He uses us. At any moment He could cast us aside, so live, act and speak in such a way that the honor and glory goes where it is rightfully due.