WHEN GOD ENGINEERS, DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE SMALL THINGS.

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WHEN GOD ENGINEERS, DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE SMALL THINGS.

My wife and I got involved in a car accident recently and by God’s grace and the protecting power of Jesus and His heavenly hosts; which I am sure also had a hand in influencing the brilliant German engineering that was behind the crumple zone that saved us; we walked away with only a few minor abrasions. But that’s not the point.

I sustained a contusion in my right hand and while I was getting myself checked up for that, I was given a crash course in the anatomy of our humans hands.

I learnt that there is a bone in our hand called the Scaphoid bone, a bone shaped like a cashew and sized no different, a bone that is usually sandwiched between two larger ones so that it is difficult to spot from regular x-rays; and that bone was responsible for allowing the full articulation of the wrist and thumb.

Imagine that, a bone no greater in size than a cashew, controls the use of one of our most frequently used appendages. And by implication, that bone therefore controls pretty much all of our lives, especially those of us who rely on our master hands to sign documents.

So one small little bone can make you realize just how much we take the simple things like writing with a pen, brushing our teeth, taking a shower with both hands, and even tying our shoelaces, for granted.

But you know, that’s not the only small bone in our body that controls motor functions larger than we give it credit for. In fact, many of our key motor functions are controlled by seemingly small and insignificant parts of our body. That’s a fact, and that’s just how our Father engineered us to be;

“for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.” 1 Corinthians 1:27 [AMPC]

Wouldn’t you consider a bone in your hand that is no larger than a cashew, ‘weak’? Yet it controls more motor functions than your forearm.

But our Father does more than that, doesn’t He?

“And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,” 1 Corinthians 1:28 [AMPC]

You know, this reminds me of a story.

Remember when David was but a wee shepherd boy tending to his father’s flock? Remember what happened? Yes, he fought the giant, Goliath. Remember what King Saul thought of David back then?

“And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”” 1 Samuel 17:33

Alright, so maybe David wasn’t really treated with contempt, but in Saul’s eyes, he was insignificant, wasn’t he? In military terms, David was, to Saul, nothing. But what was the state of the ones who were supposed to be ‘something’?

“When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.” 1 Samuel 17:11

You know, beloved child of God, our Father doesn’t favor the strong and mighty. Instead, it is His favor that makes us strong and mighty. And neither is God looking for the outstanding and impeccable. Instead, it is Him that makes us outstanding and impeccable. And our Father not only uses examples like David and his stones to make His point, He places reminders of this truth even in our bodies as a constant reminder to us of who really is in charge; if only we care to look.

And that’s the rub, really, isn’t it? When we get caught up in the troubles that the world brings, when we are made to feel insignificant by our circumstances, when our peers make us feel lowborn and treat us with contempt, we often don’t care to look at the numerous reminders everywhere that remind us that

“…God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame. And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,” 1 Corinthians 1:27-28 [AMPC]

And why does He do that? Precisely because

“…it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].” 1 Corinthians 1:30 [AMPC]

Your life was never yours to be responsible for. We were purposed to dwell in Christ and live our lives in Him. And even though we were not made to sin, nonetheless, when sin entered the world, the plan was never for us to get ourselves out of it. Salvation through Jesus was God’s plan all along.

But I understand when you read this and say that all this is scarce comfort because there’s just nothing happening for you in your life. No matter how you x-ray your life, there are just no miracles and deliverance is not even a speck on the horizon. So to you, beloved child of God, I want to challenge you to look for your Scaphoid bone.

In our lives, there are always pivotal moments, watersheds, life-changing events. And very often, we never see them coming because they start from the Scaphoid bone.

Think about it. Why has God given small parts large influence? Because our God is not about the sensational and spectacular. Instead, He deals with us in the private and the personal; and that Scaphoid bone that He has put into your life, the one you can’t see because it’s sandwiched between financial woes and marital problems, that is the one that will control the full articulation of your circumstances and effect the turn around that it was engineered to achieve.

Beloved child of God, fret not when your solutions seem so small and insignificant that everyone else treats it with disdain; for remember that

“…God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame. And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,” 1 Corinthians 1:27-28 [AMPC]

because

“…it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus…” 1 Corinthians 1:30 [AMPC]

So start looking out for the Scaphoid bone in your situation and watch our Father turn things around for you.

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