There are somethings we have abandoned that may be what God had destined to raise us up. There are some believers who abandon good things because they do not see or place value in them. Others may take this good things and fine tune them into great things. We don’t need to abandon our gifts, work, ideas, and vision because they look unimpressive today.
Sarah Peterson tells us the following story, “An English teacher and laundry worker, who was barely earning enough money to feed his family, had an idea for a story. After letting the idea stew in his head for a while, the man wrote three pages of the story. Unimpressed by his own efforts, he crumpled the pages and decided not to continue writing it.
The following day, he came home from work to see his wife had unfolded the pages he had thrown away the previous night. She liked the way the story was unfolding in those three pages, and she urged her husband to continue writing. He did, and shortly after he finished the story, he got a phone call. It was one that would change his and his family’s lives forever. He sold his book for $400,000, well over four times the amount he would earn in a whole decade at his day job.” That man is Stephen King, and the novel is “Carrie.”
As entertaining as this story is, why am I telling you about Stephen King? Because King started exactly where he was. King started the one thing that would ultimately catapult his career as a writer to success he never could have imagined. He took one basic step, and got his idea on paper.
This was what Saint Peter was referring to when he quoted Psalms 118: 22-23, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is from the LORD, and it is marvelous in our eyes.…” When Peter preached to the Jewish leaders in Acts 4:8–12, he quoted Psalm 118:22 to show that Jesus is the rejected stone Whom God made to be the cornerstone of salvation. They (the Jewish leaders) rejected Him, but God not only accepted Him, but put Him in the position of highest honor.
One thing we need in life is someone who is able to see light in darkness, or good in the midst of evil. We need to return and fine tune some of the things we have abandoned; that may be the source of our breakthrough. May God help us in Jesus Name…