They went to the Jordan and began to
cut down trees. As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron axhead
fell into the water. “Oh no, my lord!” he cried out. “It was borrowed!”
The man of God asked, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the
place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float.
“Lift it out,” he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it.
Here is another story
of good intentions nearly going wrong. The guys were doing something
noble and then lost a borrowed axe head. Thank God it fell in the water;
it could have flown off and hit someone, causing injury. Even in bad
situations, there’s still something to be thankful for sometimes because
it could have been worse.
A while back I was critical of the man
using the axe; ‘there are warning signs before the axe head flies off
the handle’ I said. However there are times you do things out of your
enthusiasm and get your training on the job, don’t cut yourself short
just because you don’t know everything about the new assignment, with
interest you can probably learn on the job.
The good thing is when you need help, all you’ve got to do is ask; ask God, ask a mentor, ask a friend or your superior.
God is our refuge and strength; may you always find Him a present help
in trouble in Jesus’ name. One bad move will not wipe you out.