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For some reason, the Holy Spirit wants me to stay on this topic of the “Clay in the Potter’s Hands” a little while longer. If we go back to Jeremiah 18, the Lord told Jeremiah to give the children of Israel a message:
6 “O Israel, can I not do to you as this potter has done to his clay? As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand. Jeremiah 18:5-6Jeremiah 18:5-6
Therefore, the Lord is not Done with us yet!
It’s very important that we look at the context in which this verse was written. Many times, we forget to do that, but there’s a part 2 to this story. I would urge you to read the whole story, but what I believe that we need to gleam from this is that the Lord has sent another message to Israel to help to keep them on the right path, but their response was “we hear you, but we’re cool. Life is pretty good right now” (paraphrased, of course). So, needless to say, the Lord was not pleased. So, there’s a slightly different perspective of this topic that we all must consider. I heard a pastor say the other day, the Lord doesn’t have an iPhone, not does He have call waiting. So, is He still trying to call us, and He keeps getting a busy signal?
The Lord chose to create us before the foundation of the world, for a very specific purpose and I realize that I’m beginning to sound like a broken record. But once we have decided to stay in the Lord’s hands, we will begin to see our destiny a little clearer. Clarity will give us the confidence to go where the Lord is taking us. But we must answer His call. We really don’t want to attempt to live this life according to our own personal agenda. So where are you in God’s process? Are you still a ball of clay or have you decided to allow the Lord to continue to mold and shape you into what you were created to be? It is critical that we Live on Purpose because He is Not done with us Yet!
But, to do this, we must take a quiet moment to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying…