God has a special
purpose for your life, and you will be the most complete and content when you
allow Him to make and mold you into that plan. It is only possible to
have rich spiritual blessings when one’s life is centered on God’s plan.
Speaking of a nation who
refused to follow Him, God said: “…Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand,
so are you in My hand...," (Jer 18:3-6).
He could destroy the clay and rebuild His work if necessary to accomplish His purpose, but that is not necessary. We know that is not His plan for us because He tells us in His Word, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jer 29:11).
The Creator, knows what it takes to make His Children happy. Even if it was possible to coerce Him into exchanging His plan for ours, (which I do not think will happen) the sense of total satisfaction and spiritual reward would be missing, because that can only come from being in His perfect will.
Christians often speak of having a personal relationship with God but have a problem in developing and maintaining such a relationship. James 4:8 promises that when you, "Draw nigh to God, he will draw nigh to you. "To know Him personally requires quiet time alone, praising, praying, meditating, and listening for His promptings
Jesus wants us to know His desires, and to use us in His service. Discovering and walking in the path of His choosing is the secret to a long purposeful life on earth.
He wants us to worship Him not only in our devotional times, but the entire day.
Surrender your life to Him, all of it. Read His Word and attempt to understand that He loves you enough to die on the cross to pay for your sins. From the bottom of your heart, say, "yes Lord have your way in my life - you are the potter I am the clay - show me your plan." Expect Him to answer, He will not let you down.
Learn to hear His voice by following the prompting and guidance in the trivial things and He will begin to reveal His plan with even more step by step detail until you are following and walking in His overall plan.
It doesn’t matter if you are young or not so young, it’s never too late; Set your heart on meeting the requirements and challenges the Holy Spirit unveils for you; and make a commitment to follow Him for the rest of your days.
Whether it leads to the ministry, the mission field, or the CEO of the most prestigious company in the world; you will find a sense of passion, excitement, and fulfillment when you are in His will.
"But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter," (Isaiah 64:8).
"Then I went down
to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the
vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so, he made
it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Then the
word of the Lord came to me, saying: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you
as this potter?” says the Lord. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so
are you in My hand...,"
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