STILL IN HIS HANDS
3 “Go down to the potter’s shop, and I will speak to you there.” 3 So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel.
4 But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over.
5 Then the LORD gave me this 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 : 3 – 5
New Living Translation
The word of the Lord came to me saying ” allow me to complete my work in you, don’t jump the process”.
As a chemist, I know when A reacts with B the resulting C is much different from either A or B. Also, the intermediate product which is actually an interface between the product and the reactants.
What is the point of this chemistry jargon? God is working on you and me, the reactants are the circumstances in our lives. They are like the clay in the hands of the potter. He uses it to mould us into his desired vessels. Even when we are in the intermediate products phase and we are not like his desired product. All He does is to vary the reacting medium or alter the environmental factor.
God has an intended end (Jeremiah 29 : 11 NIV) in mind and we are to cooperate with him to bring us to the end. As a chemist sometimes A+B can give either C or D depending on so many factors. All God does is to alter the temperature (bring in more heat which will make you not mar you at the end), increase or decrease some reactants (remove or add people into your life to bring you the to intended end), grind the reactants to increase surface area (subject you to crushing experiences so that you become more malleable in His hands).
Friends, God has an investment that he is protecting in your life. Cooperate with him and allow the intended jar come out un-marred.
Allow the heavenly Chemist work a great work in you thoroughly to get the best out of you. Even when He divinely alters your environment or even the circumstance of your life, its for a glorious purpose. When he increases the heat, its for a purpose, when he removes some people from your life, it is because their part in your life script has ended.
His intention is to get a vessel of honour out your life. No matter how messed up your life is, He is bringing out a powerful message out it if you allow Him.
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