A few days ago, while I was outside enjoying some quiet time, my quiet was disturbed by a woodpecker. This woodpecker was quite insistent that my rusty metal topped birdhouse needed some drilling.
As my not so quiet time went on, he persistently drummed and drummed. Woodpeckers are amazing creatures. They can peck up to 20 times a second and their brains are carefully strapped into their heads, able to withstand a lifetime of drumming.
You and I are not like the woodpecker. We are sometimes misguided either by our sinfulness or by our lack of attention, and begin drilling and drumming into places we weren’t meant to be. We are often looking for something to fill a void in our life.
Rusty topped birdhouses do not provide woodpeckers with food. Just as pursuing things of this world does not provide us with food. Like the woodpecker drilling on the birdhouse roof, we beat our head against things that can’t fill us, sustain us and in the meantime, we unlike the woodpecker, sustain damage to ourselves.
Are you beating your head against something? Maybe it is a relationship? An old dead-end job? A bad habit that is slowly destroying you? God has the fix you need. He has the food your soul and spirit crave.
Daily “drill” into his word and “drum” out your needs to him in prayer. God wants to provide you with good things. He wants you to depend on him for everything you need. Stop drilling in places that don’t sustain you.
-Pointing my head in the right direction of His word and His will for me today.
Michele Bruxvoort is sure to draw you in with her delightful sense of humor and love for living life. She enjoys reading, repurposing, as well as remodeling the family home with her husband. Drawing from her life experience as wife, mom, and follower of Jesus, Michele brings you a very honest and real perspective on life. When you don’t find her writing, you can find her mowing lawns, stocking shelves, taking care of her grandbaby and tackling her latest life adventure.
Wisconsin native and empty-nester, she now makes her home with her husband of 27 years in the South West Prairie plains of Minnesota.