How to find your edge

Posted in Leadership, Work by Benham Brothers | June 23rd, 2014

axe head

In 2 Kings 6:1-7, there’s an interesting story that will assist you on how to find your edge.  There’s a group of young prophets working together to build themselves new houses but because they were poor, they had to borrow the tools needed to build. While building, one of the prophets lost his axe head in a river nearby. He was mortified because he didn’t have the money to pay it back, so he cried out in anguish about it.

The coolest part of the story is what Elisha, the elder prophet, responded with and how this applies to our life.

He first asked him where he lost the axe head – “point to where it was lost.” Where in life have we lost our edge, our anointing? Can we point to it?

Then Elisha threw a stick in the water, and the axe head floated to the top. Many scholars say this wood was the same wood as that of Christ’s cross. Once we identify where we’ve lost our edge we need to simply take that to the cross.  Get it under the blood – confess & forsake our sin and run back into the arms of Jesus.

Lastly, Elisha picked up the axe head and gave it back to the prophet. He was completely restored.

Jesus wants to restore our edge, even if it’s buried deep in the river of life. All we have to do is point to it, take it to the cross in confession – and be restored back to Him!


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