Used or Burned?
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Used or Burned?

Wood is all equal. You may be wondering why in the world I’m talking about wood. But think about this for a moment. When you have a tree, the wood from it can be used in many different ways—paper, pencils, furniture, and so much more. But it’s all equal because it all has the chance to be useful.

Unfortunately, some wood gets thrown into the fire and used as firewood.

So, here’s my point.

In real life, you don’t want to be wood that’s thrown into the fire. You want to be wood that’s honed and crafted into beautiful masterpieces. We’re all equal—we start off as wood with the potential to be molded into great things for God’s purpose in our lives. But, we also have the choice to reject Him and reject His will for our lives. That’s our choice.

Maybe you want to do your own thing. That sounds “fun,” right? But it isn’t. In reality, you’ll be some of the wood that’s thrown into the fire to be burned and you’ll have wasted away the opportunity that God has given you.

Wouldn’t you rather be used for His purpose, crafted into a beautiful masterpiece? “But wait,” you say. “How do I know that His plan is better. What if it’s not?”

But it is. Ask yourself, would you rather trust someone who could only see a portion of the picture, or trust the artist who created it in the first place? God created you. He created the entire universe. He formed you in your mother’s womb and knows every hair on your head. He gave you the traits about yourself and also gave you the good passions in your life. He knows you and He knows everything about how your life is going to turn out.

His plan for our lives is far better than any others we can come up with. Why?

Because He knows you, knows this universe, knows your desires and passions, your secrets, and He knows your future.

Wouldn’t you rather put your hands into God who created you, than yourself, who can only see a fraction of a fraction of what exists in the universe?

We’re all equal and have equal chances to be used by God to further His kingdom for His will, plan, and purpose.

But first, we have to accept His plan and we have to accept Him.

Will you?


Joanna White

I'm a Christian author with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment. I love God and my family and am passionate about writing Christian Fantasy. I'm a total nerd; I love Star Wars and video games and many other TV Shows.

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  1. Ronda

    I love your article on the wood, I wish I learned that sooner but I’m so glad God forgives and restores us and He always gives us 2nd chance. Thanks for the article.

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