“But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Am I not able, house of Israel, to deal with you as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, house of Israel”—Jeremiah 18:4-6 NASB
Do you ever find yourself thinking that you’d like to serve Jesus? Do you find yourself asking how when you feel so broken? I believe we are all a little broken sometimes, friend.
Jesus never promised us an easy time of it [life]. We’re going to face trials, hardships, illness, disease, injury, aging, and feeling like we’re just plain worn out and weary.
Have you ever found yourself saying to a friend or to yourself, “I know I was meant to be in ministry. I want to serve God— But I just feel so broken.”
Friend, I’m here to tell you, Just because you’re broken doesn’t mean you can’t serve God. Some of the most insightful lessons I’ve learned have come from broken vessels and being a broken vessel myself.
In regards to the potter, as he molded and shaped the clay pot on the wheel, defects often appeared. The potter had the power over the clay to permit the defects to remain or reshape the pot.
Likewise, God has the power to reshape us for his purpose. Our approach should not become mindless or passive— One aspect of clay— but be willing to receive God’s impact on us.
As we yield to God, He begins reshaping us into valuable vessels.
It’s easy to think something prohibits you from serving God. Maybe you think you can’t because you have a disability, difficult home life, or a painful past.
But what you may see as an obstacle could be the area of ministry that God is calling you to. Sometimes what you may perceive as a rejection in your life is really God’s re-direction for your life.
Father God, I’m broken, fragile, and my perception is off. But I’m Yours. I’m struggling on my own to see how you can use me. Help me to turn my eyes upon you and your light. Father, Use this broken vessel to bring honor and glory to Your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Sweet Tea & Friends monthly blog hop link-up.
Welcome friends near and far. You’re Invited to join me on the porch for some sweet tea and fellowship? Can you picture it? Sitting on the porch on a warm summer’s day with friends sipping sweet tea, and having engaging conversations on just about everything? We will also be serving other beverages you may prefer like— Iced tea with lemon, Lemonade, Pop, Coffee, Hot Tea, Fruit Juice, etc… I can’t wait to meet you there!
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