I’ve always been amazed when watching a potter at work. If you’ve ever tried to make pottery, you understand that it takes skill, patience, and vision to turn a lump of clay into a beautiful bowl or cup. I am enjoying my morning cup of coffee from a handcrafted cup my wife bought from a local potter. It reminds me of the careful intentionality with which you and I were designed.
Our lives have a lot in common with the clay on the potter’s wheel. What appears to be ugly and useless can become a magnificent work of art. We just need to submit ourselves to the Potter’s design. This is where some people make a tragic decision. Rather than submit themselves to the Potter, they are willing to try to make it as a lump of clay. They believe they know what’s best, but the Potter has something else in mind.
If we want to be more than a lump of clay, we must be willing to allow the Potter to be in charge. God wants to refocus our passions for His purposes, not ours. God doesn’t want to change our personalities; He wants to reshape and repurpose them. His plan for our lives is the best plan because He created us with a plan in mind.
We can go through life trying to become something we were never intended to be or we can submit ourselves to the master Potter’s plan. Our way leads to futility. His way produces something we could never imagine! Which life do you want? Think about it!
How is God reshaping your passions?