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The following is a entry from one of my old journals. I have felt like I should share them with you all, hoping that you may be blessed by from them, but that I too would receive something by looking at what God has taken me through.

I hope you are blessed!

The Creator and the Clay

One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?” But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ “Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use? -Romans 9:19-21

Just before the previous passage, Paul explains that God is sovereign, and He is in control. He then knew that in response to this, some might question God. I know I have; Sometimes I feel like I deserved the “spotlight”, or why am I still doing this, etc. But what can the formed say to the one who formed it? God has the right to choose what each creation is meant for, just like anyone who creates something. The person who designs something, like a car, determines what each piece’s purpose is; the engine, the brakes, the transmission, and every other piece of a car has a specific purpose. What happens if the brakes wanted to run the car instead of providing a means to slow it down?? Would it work?….No. And worse than that, it would interfere with the overall design of the car.

Even though there are parts of a car that seem more “supreme”, like the engine of a car, where would the car end up without brakes? or a radiator, the steering wheel, etc? Every part of a car is designed with a particular purpose, and each one of those are essential to keeping the car running smoothly and safely.

I know that was weird analogy, but I hope it helps. In the same way, we need to be obedient to our design; God will use us. No matter how small a role we think we play, we need to trust in our Creator.

He knows why He created us, so we need to trust Him.

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In God’s Love and Grace,

The Creator and the Clay - Trusting God's Design for Us - By Colton Jansen

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