But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel (Jeremiah 18:1-6).
A potter makes or forms an object the way it pleases him. If the object is spoilt, he breaks it and remolds it to his taste, because he has the creative will. In the process of making, the object does not argue with or protest against the potter nor does it tell the potter how it wants to be molded. Instead, it submits itself totally to the potter.
God likened His relationship between Himself and the Israelite to that of a potter and its clay. So, we know, we are the Israelite of today. God is the potter and we are the clay. If we want to live the life that pleases God, then we are to release ourselves for Him to form us in the way that best fits His use.
We all are still in the process of being made, and during this process, we are to submit our lives totally to the Potter – God till the result is perfected.
Do you think your life is not pleasing the Lord? Do you think there is a deformation somewhere in your life? Do you think you are deteriorating in any aspect of your life (spiritual, financial, emotional etc.)? Then, let us go to the potter’s house to be broken and reformed, reshaped or remade till we suit His taste.
Prayer: Lord, I surrender myself unto you, that you will break and remake me till I look like you, and my life pleases you.