Friday June 24, 2022.

Handling The Blunt Days.

Scripture Reference: John 15:1-8; Ecclesiastes 10:10; Proverbs 27:17.


When working tools become blunt, they become dangerous to be used. The reason being that the user is likely to apply more pressure to the materials the tools are being used on, thereby making them more likely to slip and increase the risk of injury to the user. Just as working tools that are used at home and in the industry can become blunt, the man or woman God uses can also become blunt.

What does it mean for the man or woman of God to be blunt? It means being weighed down by pain, rejections, slander, accusations, fatigue, self-righteousness, pride and excesses that come after a long period of usage without being sharpened?

In our Scripture reading today, Jesus says “He is the true vine and the Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in him that does not bear fruit, he takes away, and every branch does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”

Pruning ensures that the excesses that may come as a result of fruit bearing are done away with. To be an instrument of transformation is to be willing to go through the pruning process. Every trained athlete knows the essence of training; every good farmer knows the essence of pruning.

Our second reading stresses the fact that more strength is needed to get a blunt instrument to work. Since there are no excesses in the kingdom, the best way for God to get you in shape is to allow certain situations to befall you as an instrument to transform you so that you will always rely on Him for fruitfulness.

May God open your eyes to see that some conditions you’re currently facing are for your shaping and not destruction. In any bad situation, don’t ask ‘oh God why me?’

May all your experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly shape you to be the instrument God can use for generational impact. Stay blessed.

Prayer Guide: Pray for Grace to handle any rusty situation in your Christian Life.

SONG: Take my Life and Let it be.

Memory Verse For This Week:

Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) – “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”