“In the same way that this potter works his clay, I work on you…” (Jeremiah 18:6 TM)
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… vs 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.” (Phil 1:6 NKJV)
Here are two things you must remember while you’re spinning on the Potter’s wheel:
- The Potter has the right to mould you as he sees fit. Nothing can prevent Him from making you into what he wants you to become.
- 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 Cor 12:18)