It’s lonely, dark and you feel empty. You’ve been stripped of everything seemingly and you begin to wonder if God remembers you. After all, you’ve done what He’s asked, what’s happening?
It’s the process…
So I went to the potter’s house, and sure enough, the potter was there, working away at his wheel. Whenever the pot the potter was working on turned out badly, as sometimes happens when you are working with clay, the potter would simply start over and use the same clay to make another pot. (Jeremiah 18:3-4 MSG)
The lives we led before our salvation, turned out badly. We had taken on a form that God could not use in the state it was presented so He had to reshape you. We came with baggage, soul ties and generation curses that need to be broken. There are habits and mindsets that need a shifting through divine direction of the Holy Spirit and it’s gonna hurt.
If you can imagine the actual process of a piece of clay, you’d quit wincing and realize that the pain of the process never exceeds the beauty of the creation. Your circumstances now, pale in comparison to the glory God will reveal in you. Though your physical may seemingly be falling apart, your eternal gifts are being stirred and brought from the heavenly realm into the earth by your submission. Do not lose heart when your spirit is being renewed daily, all else will pass! (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)
Your body and possessions are fleeting, the more value you place on them the longer the process of stripping will take. God needs us to understand that He is all that matters and the source of all we require. Do not yield to temptations and list that are temporarily pleasurable and eternally punishable. In the same manner, do not flee temporary sufferings that will yield eternal rewards.
In case you haven’t heard, everything works out for your good! Don’t believe me? Romans 8:28 boo! Read the whole chapter while you’re at it.
Trust the process, trust the Potter!
– Shakeisha M.