Being Made Who You Are

“The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me; Can I knot do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done, say the Lord. Just like the clay in the potter’s hands, so you are in my hand, Oh house of Israel.”

Jeremiah 18:1-6

Often I have a hard time discerning what is an accident, coincident or what is actually the Holy Spirit. I stumbled upon this verse the other day as I was flipping through and the more I think about this verse’s direct application to my current stage in life, the more I am convinced that it doesn’t matter if it’s divine discovery or not, God can still use it to speak to me.

This verse really helps me make sense of simply the question about the quality and quantity of things that I’m learning and why. God is shaping me. And sharpening me. In another post I mentioned that I thought that this summer would be one that would help prepare me for the rest of my life. I guess I can see that now. I’m pretty excited about it all, even if real learning may not come in the easiest of ways. I am especially appreciative of people who can help me work through all of these things—those people are the best. Overall though, it is clear that God is doing something big in me, and this verse is my proof.


1 comment:

  1. I really, really like that verse. I just wrote it out and switched the parts where Jeremiah says "Israel" with "Kendra". It lets me see it in a new light. :)

    love ya!!