The Right Tool to Win

0 comments Posted on May 16, 2017

Janet Perez Ecklesby Janet Perez Eckles

“I’m an ice sculptor,” the passenger seated to my left in the airplane said, “And I’m coming home from the world competition of ice carvings in Japan.”

“Tell me, did you win?”

“Well,” he said, “at first the contestants from other countries poked fun. They said, ‘Hey China man, where’s your power saw? Are you gonna use that hand chisel?'”

He did. That’s all he had. With chisel in hand, he carved the figures of three small dogs watching a Filipino man cutting open a coconut.

Simply SalsaHe finished quicker than other contestants who used fancy power saws. And with hand chisel in his back pocket, he went home with the gold medal.

In the contest of life, we also need one tool—God’s grace. It’s His grace that gives wisdom to know how to begin, provides strength for the journey, and puts joy around the medal of triumph.

What tool are you using to win at life’s challenges?

Janet Perez Eckles is an international speaker and author of four books. Her bestselling release, Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God’s Fiesta invites you to experience the simplicity of finding joy even in the midst of hardship. With engaging stories, Simply Salsa gives practical steps to overcome heartache and celebrate life once again.


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