Plyers and cell phones
I have heard these two analogies numerous times, as I was mowing the lawn on Labor Day I was thinking about them and going over them in my head.
A man was given a plyers, but over time he started to use it as if it were a hammer. He used it clumsily to pound nails and beat tgings into alignment. The plyers, even though it was used like a hammer never became a hammer. It’s identity was still that of a plyer. It’s owner may be confused but that confusion does not change the plyers original design. The blueprint that it was cast to meet the standards for a plyers was and forever will be its design. Its purpose and design was cast prior to its creation.
If you owned a cell phone and had it stolen from you, who is the owner? The thief never actually owns it. He may have it but it is never actually his. Youbare the rightful owner. No matter hiw much the thief tries to pretend it is his, he will never have a legal claim to it.
Take these two analogies and think about them and how they relate to you. What is your original identity? What did yor original blueprint show? Who do you say you are? Are you a son/daughter of God made in his image? Genesis 1:26 says you were created in his image before the foundation of stuff. He is your identity. He is your creator and father.
You are not just a number, you are unique and memorable to God. You are a son or a daughter. He has set you up as his address made in his image. You are the only vessel that is compatible for him to dwell in. You are incomparably welcome to be a part of him.
We don’t have to generate our value. We are already defined and given value. We are compared to a pearl of great worth.
Ask yourself daily, am I a plyer who has chosen to be deluded into thinking you are a hammer? If so you might be banging yourself up way more thsn you ought to be…