STAY ON THE WHEEL
While you are on the Potter’s wheel, consider these two things:
1) The Potter’s plan and pleasure are what matter.
He has the right to make you into anything He chooses. What matters most is that His plan for your life be fulfilled and His pleasure in you be realized.
Can you imagine a potter discussing with the clay what it would prefer to become?
That would be so funny! Only the potter has the wisdom to make that decision. So instead of struggling with the will of God, rejoice that ‘…God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him’ (Philippians 2:13 NLT).
2) The Potter will not stop until the job is done.
God’s job would be simple if we were just inanimate lumps of clay. But we’re clay animated by self-will and ‘we want what we want, when we want it.’ However, rather than giving in to us, or giving up on us, the Potter keeps working and reworking the clay, day after day, until we gradually begin to take on a shape He can use for His glory.
This sometimes calls for radical action on His part: ‘But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over again’ (Jeremiah 18:4 NLT). God is so committed to His objective in your life that He won’t quit—even though it means allowing you to be crushed and starting the process over again. So be patient and stay on the wheel; what God has in mind for you is worth it.
‘…He made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter…’ Jeremiah 18:4 NKJV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Jeremiah 29:11-13; 31:3; 32:27; 33:3; Lamentations 2:19; 3:25 Hosea 10:12
I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord plans for good & not for evil, to give you a future & a hope.
Then you will call upon me & come & pray to me & I will hear you.
You will seek me & find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you!
I have loved you with an everlasting love!
Therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you!
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?
Call to me & I will answer you, & will tell you great & hidden things that you have not known.
Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord!
For the Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him!
It is time to seek the Lord that He may come & rain righteousness upon you!