When a tool emerges from a blacksmith’s anvil, there is no question as to what it’s for. One look at the tool and you instantly know its function.
Time on God’s anvil should clarify our mission and define our purpose. Being tested by God reminds us that our function and task is to be about His business. Our purpose is to be an extension of His nature, and a proclaimer of His message. We should exit the blacksmith’s shop with no question as to why God made us. We know our purpose.
If we live our lives in this way, then we can enter our final years with the assurance of knowing that life was well spent and heaven is but a wink away…and is there any greater reward than this?
From God is With You Every Day – Max Lucado