The Woodpecker

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


A woodpecker can peck 20 times a second. A second. And if you think that little jackhammer gives you a headache, think of his cranial strain. But no . . . a woodpecker's skull has extra air pockets to cushion his brain.

Even nature teaches us a workplace truth: when God gives us work, he equips us to do it.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. At the start of my career, I knew how I wanted God to use me. But my way gave me headaches. If I could go back now and tell my younger self an important truth about work—I'd point to the woodpecker and say: when it's right, he'll give you what you need . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need , you will abound in every good work. (2 Cor. 9:8)