The Potter's Clay
The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
When a potter is forming clay, he already has a vision of what the end result will be. It may be something big like a bowl or a vase, or it may be something small like a cup. Each of these objects is shaped differently and have a different purpose, but one potter created them all. God is the potter who is shaping our life and forming it to what He wants. God has a purpose for each of us, and some of us will need more time to be shaped than others depending on the task that we will do for God. However, even though our purpose in life may seem little compared to others doesn't mean that we are not needed. We all are important to God and needed for His work. Just because God is working in someone's life more than ours doesn't mean He loves them more, but it means that they need more time being formed for the task that God has for them. All He wants from us is to be a willing vessel that He can use. This is why it's important not to compare yourself with others because we all have different tasks to do, which will require different talents and gifts that God gives. So, be a willing vessel that God can use, and when He gives you your task, do it to the best of your ability to glorify Him so that others will see and be drawn to Him.
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