YOU ARE LIKE CLAY IN THE POTTER’S HAND, ALLOW THE LORD TO SHAPE YOU
The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will make you hear My words.” Then I went down to the potter’s house, and saw that he was working at the wheel. But the vessel that he was making from clay was spoiled by the potter’s hand; so he made it over, reworking it and making it into another pot that seemed good 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?” says the Lord. “Look carefully, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel Scripture reading: Jeremiah 18: 1-6 (AMP)
The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet telling him to go to the potter’s house, where the Lord was going to speak to Him. The bible says when Jeremiah got to the potter’s house he observed the clay in the hand of the potter. The potter moulded the clay and when the clay got spoiled in his hand, the potter redesigned it again until it seemed good in his eyes. The potter did not stop shaping the clay until he was satisfied by the vessel that he was making.
The Lord used the analogy of potter to communicate something significant to His people. Just like the clay is in the potter’s hand so are we in the hand of the Lord our Maker. The Lord works on us as he deems fit. He shapes us according to His will for our lives. The Lord knows us, not just where we are today but He also knows our destiny. He knew us before we were formed in our mother’s wombs (Jeremiah 1:5). The Word of God in Romans 8:29-30 says: For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover, whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
Child of God, when you hear the Lord speaking to you like this. You need to be rest assured and believe that the Lord has great plans for you. Rest in the hands of the potter and be flexible. Allow Him to shape your life until He is satisfied. Stop questioning His will for your life, stop being rebellious and throwing tantrums each time the Lord bends you to give you a better shape. The process of making a clay vessel is not easy but in the end the results are remarkable. The clay must be moulded through fire so that it can produce a beautiful vessel. Brethren, when you feel like you are going through fire just remember that you being made into something glorious. All things are working together for your good (Romans 8:28)
You need to conform to what the Lord is doing in your life. Yield to him and submit to His will. Do things His way and not according to the standards of this world. Do not measure your life by other people’s lives. They are running their own race and you need to run yours. Stop refusing the will of the Father and allow yourself to be made into the Designer’s original. Some people spend their lives copying other people hence they do not have an identity of their own because they refuse to be shaped by the Lord. When the Lord points the way for them, they go on the opposite direction. Such people are only delaying their lives.
Child of God as you read this message today I beseech you to examine your life and repent. You have been trying to do things your own way. As a result nothing has been working out. The Lord wants you to stop revolting, stop taking short cuts. Live by the principles of the Lord. Remain pure and Holy before the eyes of the Lord and you shall be blessed. Young women, stop using sex to try and trap man to marry you. Most of people are cohabiting, have children and no ring. You need to either get married or break up with that man! Wait upon the Lord and He shall give you a husband approved by Him in due course. Some people pay bribes so that they can get jobs and positions. Brethren, abstain from all that perversity, pursue righteousness. Be patient and God will give you the job of your dreams.
Allow yourself to be furnished by the Lord and He will make your way prosperous. You will not have to move in your own speed but the speed of the Lord. The Lord will do great wonders through your life. The Lord will make you a pioneer; He will give you great wisdom. He wants to display His beauty through your life. As you repent from doing things your own way, May the Lord shape your life into a glorious vessel. May He bless you in all the areas of your life in the name of Jesus!. Receive your marriage, the wealth and the prosperity in the name of Jesus!