No Handyman

“For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.”

Hebrews 3:4

I started to drive when I was a senior in high school and my commute to school was quite far. My parents allowed me to drive our old F-150 truck, and I was elated to just have a set of wheels. The truck had an old radio in it that worked well, but I desired something nicer for the truck. I got a job the previous summer of my senior year, and I wanted to purchase a new radio for the truck. I purchased a stereo that allowed the deck to be pulled out from the dash to help eliminate theft. I thought the radio was the coolest thing ever, and I was happy to have a digital radio in my dad’s old truck.

I soon turned my attention to the speakers as the radio came with two 6.5 inch speakers that went into the door of the truck. I had found some additional speakers that I wanted to install, but I did not have a speaker box for these speakers. I did not want to spend money on a speaker box as I was making a whole 4.35 an hour, so I attempted to build the boxes myself. The library book instructions looked quite simple, and I had seen Bob Villa construct houses on channel 8. We did not have video instructions like they do today, so I endeavored to take a stab at it.

I started out and decided to build one box at a time but my one box looked more like a heap of wood than anything else. I decided I would take a break and pick up where I left off the following day. I left my work to marinate for the night and came back the next morning and all the wood was on a big pile on the floor. Needless to say, I never did have speaker boxes in the truck, and I made sure to destroy all evidence of me ever trying to be a builder. There are countless other projects I have failed in that would fill the shelves of a local library, but you may ask me if you wish. I have never been one to be handy, although I do enjoy swinging a hammer, and I love hearing the buzzing of a saw.

I am grateful for God being the builder of all things.I am grateful that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and I am glad He makes no mistakes. We are not piles of wood on the floor but we are thoughtfully constructed in His image. He is the foundation for all things in our lives and without the Rock, our house simply crumbles and blows away losing significance. If we allow Him to build us, He will make a masterpiece that only He can build. We can fool ourselves in thinking we can easily build ourselves just as I did in attempting to build a couple of speaker boxes. We must always remember that God is the source of all and by Him were all things built.

What about you friend? Have you come to realize that God is the builder of all things? Are you trying to build yourself out of faulty, worldly advice or are you allowing Him to do His work in you? Will you humble yourself to His calling and leading or will you suffer like my speak project and fall apart on the floor? I am grateful for the greatest contractor to ever walk this earth, and I am grateful for the time and patience He has with me. May we allow the Master to create in us an image of Himself, and may we look more and more like Him until we see Him face to face.

Stay in the Fight!

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