The Potter’s Plan
“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. Jeremiah 18:6
In the good times it’s easy to see that we’re making progress, but in the tough times we are prone to feel like we’re not making any progress at all. We react to pain, loss and adversity by consulting our feelings instead of God’s faithfulness. Please understand this: at all times you are securely in God’s hands! ‘…as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand…’ (v. 6). You’re a work in progress and the crucial thing isn’t your circumstances or feelings, but the Potter’s commitment to finish what He began. ‘…He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ’ (Philippians 1:6). Here are two things you must remember while you’re spinning on the Potter’s wheel: 1) The Potter has the right to mold you as He sees fit. Nothing can prevent Him from making you into what He wants you to become. He is an expert at turning lumps of clay into objects of value and usefulness. ‘Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the …lump to make one vessel for honor…?’ (Romans 9:21). Your job is to stay on the wheel and let God make you into what He desires you to be. 2) The Potter has an individual plan for each lump of clay. The Potter, not the clay, determines the end-product in the same way that the Holy Spirit determines your place and role in the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:18). So discover the Potter’s plan and submit to Him!
Heavenly Father, I know I resist sometimes, actually most of the time, but You still work in spite of me. Help me to surrender to Your plan and get on to what You have planned. In Jesus’ Name, Amen