Kingdom Tools

Have you ever used a socket wrench? It is a tool of varying lengths and sizes that holds a socket on its end according to your need. Wrenches are pretty standard, but there are many different kinds and styles of sockets because it is imperative to have the correct fit for the job at hand. If the socket is not the correct fit, the job will be much harder to accomplish. Yet, just having the correct socket is not enough. Without the wrench, a socket is useless. It is very difficult to complete the task at hand if you only have one of the components needed that make up this tool.

Let’s form an analogy: God is the “wrench,” we are the “sockets,” and God’s kingdom is the “job.”  Have you ever asked yourself, “What is my purpose in furthering the kingdom of God?”

Much like the sockets, each of us has been created for a particular purpose and each one of us is a “perfect fit” for a particular work in the kingdom of God. We can know this because Ephesians 2:10 tells us, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

So next time you ask yourself, “Where do I fit?”, try something; anything! There are many works that can be done in our church and community that will further the kingdom of God. Maybe start a bible reading group with people from your work. Be a mentor to new Christians. Pray with people where you are, not when you “get home.” These things sound daunting, but we should find courage knowing God specifically designed each one of us to work in his kingdom.