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Significant pottery…

Scott Self

But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?”
Rom 9:20-21

I’ve known people that focus so much on trying to do what they are not very good at, out of their own desire, that they forego doing what it is God has given them the true ability to do.

Pastor Brent asked us to memorize a verse from Ephesians. Verse 2:10 says:

“We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago”

There have been times in my life that I have been asked to do things that I knew that I couldn’t do without God’s intervention at that very moment.  It’s amazing to be apart of that when God chooses to use you in such a way.  But, some things that we are asked to do, God’s intervention happened a long time ago, when He was creating us. By not doing the things that God gave us to do, we are in essence ‘talking back to Him’.

We as humans have a fleshly need to be in control and this control somehow makes us feel significant. Compared to God and His ability and accomplishments, we are very insignificant. The ironic thing is, because we are created by Him and He loves us, that makes us very significant indeed.

So whether you were created for ‘special purposes, or for common use’ as the verse in Romans puts it, embrace the fact that God made you, a beautiful thing, that He created out of the dust.

Dear Lord, thank You for Your hand of creation. Please forgive us when we are spoiled brats that talk back to You, and question your motives, when all we have ever seen of You is good. We acknowledge the right You have to do with us what You want. In Jesus name, Amen!

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