Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable.”2 Timothy 2:20 (ESV)
What in your life is pressuring you like a Potter’s molding hand?
Our God is a God of excellence and power such that nothing that derives out of Him can be weak, fruitless, condemned, with faults, disproportionate, or simply incomplete.
Time after time we say that we are sons of the Potter, but we forget that the Potter is the one who does the finishing work. It doesn’t matter if the clay can be used later in a museum or common use. The Potter is the one who decides the form He gives depending on the final use. In other words, the finished work and design is in accordance with purpose.
“Every thing that we see was designed for something or someone. Not only that but it was designed for the purpose for which it was created.
The Bible says the following:
“Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 2 Timothy 2:20 (ESV)
The trials which you are facing go hand in hand with the purpose for which you are being formed. Even though on occasion you don’t understand, the desert you are passing through speaks to what God is doing in your life, testimony, or family.
Maybe you are seeing a large stone in your life that you don’t have the strength to move. You see a heavy weight. What a privilege it is for us that what we see as a heavy weight, God only sees as something that needs his care. The eyes of God see that stone as a sculpture that needs to be formed.
It was raining a few days ago and when it stopped I was outside with my family. My daughter almost stained her shoes with the wet dirt. To me it was a problem if her shoes were to get completely stained. However, if it wasn’t me and was a potter that was walking through the wet dirt. Would he think the same?
The difference is that being a potter, what I saw as a problem or a stain, he would see as a work being done by purposeful hands.
How many works could a potter take out of that wet dirt in which human eyes, our perspective, is only dirt.
What do you see that right now is painful, but God has already given it a determination and sees it differently?
God doesn’t have just one design. That is why your situation is completely different from your neighbor. What is the trial doing in you?
Is God preparing you to be a vessel of gold, silver, wood, or clay?
For honorable uses or dishonorable?
Are you ready to be in the Potter’s hands?
“Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.” 2 Timothy 2:21 (ESV)
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