This word came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
Rise up, be off to the potter’s house;
there I will give you my message.
I went down to the potter’s house and there he was,
working at the wheel.
Whenever the object of clay which he was making
turned out badly in his hand,
he tried again,
making of the clay another object of whatever sort he pleased.
Then the word of the LORD came to me:
Can I not do to you, house of Israel,
as this potter has done? says the LORD.
Indeed, like clay in the hand of the potter,
so are you in my hand, house of Israel.
This was quite interesting in my daily reading and sparked the question, am I becoming the vessel God intended or, by my actions, am I turning out badly? Does God have to continue to have to start over with me? Is my pride so great that I refuse to be modeled into the vessel He requires? Am I so determined to be a bowl that I will not allow Him to make me a water pitcher?
When we say yes to God we say yes to whatever is His desire for our lives. We have to allow him to model us and remold us until He has achieved the vessel He requires.
Are you a bowl, a cup or a water pitcher? What does God need you to be?