He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.” Jeremiah 18:6
The nation of Israel was raised up by God to be His very own nation. They were there for His purpose, not their own. Since they were there for His purpose, He was to be allowed to mold them into what He wanted. Just as clay is formed by a potter into the pot or vessel that the potter decides, so the nation of Israel was formed as God desired.
Many of the people in Israel refused to be molded by God. They did not want to be the nation or people who God wanted them to be. They had refused to be clay in God’s hands, and in the end God had to destroy their nation and put them in captivity.
Every person and every nation that is on this earth was put here by God. He formed each one to be what He wanted them to be. The sad part of it is, that like Israel, most of the world has chosen to refuse to be what God wants them to be–to be just like Jesus. Following in the footsteps of Adam and Eve, and later Israel, they continue to sin and reject God.
Being molded into what God wants you to be is not always easy or fun. The pressure that is upon you to remove a sin will be heavy, but it will be better than the punishment later for not following God’s will for your life.
Along with being molded to remove sin, God molds you to do what Jesus did on this earth and more. You have to be shaped into what God needs. It has nothing to do with temporary things or comfort, but with all eternity for you and those around you.
Think about how much God could do with you, if you allowed Him to have absolute full control of your life. If you allowed Him to shape you into being exactly like Jesus, how much could He do through you?
Allow God to mold you into a beautiful vessel that He can use to build His kingdom here on this earth for all eternity. Do not be stubborn and refuse His work.
I pray today that you will know God’s plans for your life; that you will allow God to use you; that you will allow God to mold and shape you for His use; and that God will make a difference in this world through you.