When God Wants to Drills A Man

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After I had Bible study on Isaiah 49:1-7 with the fellow senior brothers, I was reminded of a poem I read a while ago titled “When God Wants to Drill A Man” written by an unknown author. This poem complimented what I learned from Isaiah 49, because it describes how God fashions me to be a dangerous man of faith through the twists and turns and the ups and downs of life in order “to play the noblest part.” I couldn’t help but think that God has such great confidence in me, even to consider me capable of becoming a dangerous weapon that would display his grand splendor. What an amazing dreamer God is! Now I arrived at a moment when I can accept those rough moments of my life as blessings that help shape me into a sharpened sword and a polished arrow. I hope many more men and women of faith find such great delight in God’s hope for each of them. God be with you all.

Here is the poem:

When God wants to drill a man
   And thrill a man
   And skill a man,
When God wants to mold a man
   To play the noblest part;
When He yearns with all His heart
   To create so great and bold a man
That all the world shall be amazed,
   Watch His methods, watch His ways!
How He ruthlessly perfects
   Whom He royally elects!
How He hammers him and hurts him,
   And with mighty blows converts him
Into trial shapes of clay which
   Only God understands;
While his tortured heart is crying
   And he lifts beseeching hands!
How He bends but never breaks
   When his good He undertakes;
How He uses whom He chooses
   And with every purpose fuses him;
   By every act induces him
To try His splendour out–
   God knows what He’s about!
                                    (Author Unknown)

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May 22, 2021 8:06 am

We wanna hear Berto’s rap on this one. 🤩

Reply to  remfeng
May 22, 2021 9:41 am

Amen but you and Jojo have to be part of the rap. 😇

Reply to  leotbrzl
May 22, 2021 10:50 am

No way lol

May 22, 2021 9:40 am

Amen. It is true that Gods good purpose is revealed in our lives despite all the ups and downs. He is the one that’s shapes the clay in ways that only He understands. This may be hard to understand in the world because of all the trials that one may face. But how beautiful it is when one sees life from Gods greater plan and purpose. (To create so great and bold a man That all the world shall be amazed,) At that time everything makes sense. Praise God for this testimony and poem. God bless you Shepherd Roberto.

May 24, 2021 8:24 am

Wow. This is amazing. Thank you for sharing. One line that stood out to me was “How He ruthlessly perfects whom He royally elects!” The word “ruthlessly” shows me how committed God is to one person–arranging all those training opportunities in someone’s life so they can become the great person he made them to be. Praise God who is so faithful and dedicated to fulfilling his vision in our lives. God bless you.

May 24, 2021 8:49 am

I need to have the confidence God has in me. When I think about what great things God is shaping me up for, my whole inner world swells with excitement and my mind fills with great noble visions of what God will use me for. I look forward to seeing Gods work completed on each one of us in church.