Being Shaped

Jeremiah 18:1-4 says, “This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 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.” We all have been shaped by our experiences in life, most of which were beyond our control. God allowed them for his purpose of molding you. We all have faced hurt, trials, and difficult time. Some more than others, but know this, God never wastes a hurt. I believe God intentionally allows you to go through painful experiences to equip you for ministry. It is a time of preparation! 2 Corinthians 1:4 says, “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” We will never know all the answers to our questions when it comes to this life. But know that God is good, and He is at His wheel shaping and molding you in love! I want to encourage you this morning not to hide you pain, but to share you pain. Tell others how God’s grace has helped you in your weakness, and see how the doors of ministry will fling open.

Keep your head up, keep moving forward, and keep you eyes on Christ! Just know that you are loved by the God of all creation, and He has your back, and He is always working behind the scenes. Love you guys!