Daily Bible Inspirations

Our Blunt Edge

by Heather Tietz

If the axe is blunt, and one doesn’t sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but skill brings success.

Ecclesiastes 10:10

We all have a blunt edge, somewhere. Everyone has a lacking in their make-up, temperament, social skills, attention span, reasoning, memory, foresight or organization. We all have a weakness that can lead us toward failure, or drive us to stronger character. Blunt edges require more strength. With God’s help working through handicaps develops character. It develops restraint, patience, perseverance, humility and wisdom.

Helen Keller acquired her blunt axe when she was two. She contacted an illness who’s fever stole away her sight and hearing. Though she could walk and talk before the age of one, she struggled now to safely move about and communicate. Her disabilities might have robbed her whole life, but she went on to achieve what was rare for any women in the early 1900s. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and then, though still completely blind and deaf, went on to became a prolific writer and speaker.

We too have a blunt axe that can render some part of our life ineffective or even destructive. What is your blunt axe? This is God’s place to shine in you. His “strength is make perfect in our weakness.” He wants to enable you. Your success, because of His strength, brings Him glory.