Spare Parts


A few years ago, my wife Holly said to me, “Art, you’re in pretty good shape, but your upper body could use some work!” I know how to take a hint. So I drove over later that week to the sports equipment store. I checked out the Weider 5370. It was a weight machine that works out every part of your body. I bought the machine and took it home, confident that it would be a quick and easy assembly. After all, the box announced, Some Assembly Required. But the salesman assured me that after 2 hours it would be put together. About 6 hours later, I managed to have it completed. But once I got it assembled, there were these parts that were left over. Parts I didn’t know what to do with. Just lying there sadly on the carpet. Looking forlorn and with nothing to do. No chance to make the team. Spare parts.

You need to know, God doesn’t make spare parts! He needs you! You are not a spare part! You have a calling, a role God wants you to play. He never calls you without equipping you. God has gifted you with the ability to make an impact in someone’s life. Everyone can impact someone!

Ephesians 2:10 says, “You are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” God wants to use you to help other people toward an eternity with Him. Can you think of anything more exciting that helping someone know Christ for eternity?

How will you engage with God’s purpose for your life today?