As seems best to God

PotsJeremiah 18:1-4

This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel.  But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me. He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.

Isaiah 45:9

“Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker,
those who are nothing but potsherds
among the potsherds on the ground.
Does the clay say to the potter,
‘What are you making?’
Does your work say,
‘The potter has no hands’?

We are like clay in the Hands of our Creator and He is the Potter. God molds us into the kind of people we should be. He knows what we were created to be and He shapes us into the vessel fit for our purpose. Yet most times we find ourselves arguing with God about what He is doing in our lives. I know that you might think you don’t argue with God. What about those times you refuse to be molded and take the easy way out of a situation that was meant to shape you? What about those times you do not do what you know deep down in your heart is what God wants you to do.

Sometimes we want to be like another vessel and look at ourselves as God is shaping us and when we see that God is shaping us differently from what we want or from who we think is doing great, we fail to co-operate with God and in essence ask Him, “What are you making?”

God is shaping you into the vessel that He knows is best for your good and for His glory. Stop wanting to be like that pretty pot you saw somewhere and allow God to shape you as seems best to Him; not as seems best to you; not as seems best to the people around you who keep telling you who you should be.

God bless you!


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