The Lame Stool!
“For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Zephaniah 3:17
This stepping stool has a story. It use to be a pile of left over pieces of wood from a box that Jessie built in his 8th grade woodshop class. (A box his mom still has today) He will tell you that when looking at the pile of extra wood pieces he did not see a purpose for them. However, he didn’t want the pieces to go to waste so he ended up building a stool that when finished he thought was “lame.” He finished the stool and brought it home to his mom who kept it. 20 years later, while visiting her grandparents, Ellie began using the stool to wash her hands at the bathroom sink. A stool, Jessie thought was “lame” and would end up in a box in the attic or worse the trash now serves a purpose for his little girl!
Do you ever feel like left over pieces in Gods plan? Have the following lies ever crossed your mind?
I do not matter!
I serve no purpose!
Nothing good can come from me!
These thoughts are not from God. These thoughts are lies from the enemy. Just like the stool Jessie built using leftover pieces, God has great plans for you. The difference between you and the stool is that you are not left over pieces. Even though you might feel too broken to be fixed, God can put the pieces back together! You are not too broken for Him! Even though we are broken God still takes great delight in us.