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: “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 18:1-6
Once again, this “being in charge” aspect of my personality is trying to take over and once again, I am reminded that I am NOT. IN. CHARGE.  When will I learn?  Will I ever learn?  In my heart I KNOW that yielding to His control and His will is best.  Trusting Him for guidance in ALL things is best.  But the control freak in me just wants it done NOW.  Not tomorrow.  Not next week, next month or next year.  NOW.  I think He must still be shaping me.  No wait, I KNOW he is still shaping me….shaping me into what He wants me to be…and what he wants me to be, might not come through the first time…
But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands;

so the potter formed it into another pot

When will I get it?  How long will it take me to understand and grasp that this is a PROCESS?  I am a marred vessel and he is shaping me into what He wants me to be.  I need to LET. HIM. DO. HIS. WORK.  Because…He knows best. 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11
He has plans to give me hope.  He has plans to give me a future.  He has plans to form me into a vessel he can use…and that is REALLY what I desire.
Lord, please help me yield to your will.  To remember that I do NOT see the whole picture.  I do NOT know the outcome.  I need some patience in this area, Lord, but I am afraid to pray for patience, because tribulation worketh patience.  Lord, please help me to be open to your will, to rely on you for guidance and to trust you will ALL my heart.  To trust that You DO know best.  You can shape me into what you want me to be.  Thank you for this lesson in growing, waiting and shaping…
What is he showing you today?  I really need to let it go…I want to leave it all…

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