Mentoring

On The Anvil

I guess it was back in the early 1990’s when I was inspired to write. Oh, I’d written term papers throughout high school and college, but had never written for pure joy. This inspiration that occurred in my life goes by the name Lucado. Max Lucado. The following segment is taken from his book, On The Anvil.
God sees our life from beginning to end. He may lead us through a storm at age thirty so we can endure a hurricane at age sixty. An instrument is useful only if it’s in the right shape. A dull ax or bent screwdriver needs attention, and so do we. A good blacksmith keeps his tools in shape. So does God. Should God place you on his anvil, be thankful. It means he thinks you’re still worth reshaping.
If I were a bettin’ woman, I’d bet that many of you are on the anvil right about now. Some of you are wondering when your Savior is truly going to save you from your plight. There are probably a handful of you who think He’s gone off and forgotten about you leaving you on a cold slab of metal to be molded all by your lonesome. Rest assured, my friend. He has not. Trust me when I tell you that I’ve been there. More than once. And while I didn’t like the process nor did I enjoy having to endure pain beyond my comprehension, I certainly liked the outcome. And you will, too. Special enough for the Creator of the Universe to keep workin’ on you? I think so.

13 thoughts on “On The Anvil”

  1. thank you, yet again, for the wonderful thoughts… i needed that today… things always appear worse on mondays. 🙂

  2. It’s amazing when God reveals his plan. Cool stuff going on right now and plans are unfolding! Trust me many many years of people praying for me are coming to fruition! To GOD be the glory!

  3. yes! i have learned to consider it an honor when I find myself in the refining and restructuring moments (long as they may and painful as they may be). Just to know that the God of the Universe looked down and saw me fit to be used for Him, a subject worth His time…that is pretty incredible!

  4. I was just thinking this morning does God ever get tired of my little problems? Does he ever sit back and think I have much more important things to do….I will get to her later. I am totally feeling the anvil now. Thanks

  5. Advice please…

    I’ve kept up with your blog for awhile now and love reading it! I prayed for your husband and you when I read the story you shared about your marriage and how Satan almost tore you guys apart. What an amazing testament of God’s grace! I’ve been dating an amazing Christian man for a couple of months now and we shared some of our struggles with staying pure for the first time last weekend. He shared that he has struggled with the same things that your husband did, before the sin escalated. I was shocked and terrified. But honored that he shared with me and wanted to put that sin out there and not hide it. However, I’m not sure what to do from here. Any type of advice would be so appreciated.

    Thank you.

  6. There seems to be a blogging theme today. What do you suppose He’s up to? He gave me the gift of an intercessor last week and I cannot believe how that much easier it is to lay still on the anvil while He works. God is good.

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