God Has You on His Potter’s Wheel
Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. Jeremiah 18:3
One man bragged in an assembly to Abraham Lincoln that he was a self-made man. Abraham Lincoln said, “I’m glad to hear that. That relieves the Almighty of a fearful responsibility.”
The Bible often uses the picture of a potter taking clay and shaping it into a beautiful vessel to describe the way God works in our lives.
We like to think we can mold our own lives. But helpless clay could no more mold itself into a vessel of beauty than could a human being, without the touch of the finger of God.
Two things form the vessel from this unlovely lump of clay: the touch of the Potter’s hand, and the turning of the wheel.
The wheel represents the daily round of our lives, the constant turning of circumstances. God is seeing to it that our lives are revolving around certain events. And the whole time, God is touching our lives to make out of our lives what He wants to make.
Now we may not understand every turn of the wheel. We look at things and say, “I don’t know why this happened to me.”
You’re not going to know why the Potter’s wheel turns as it does. But God knows, and He is working. The turning of the wheel of life is His plan to make you a beautiful, fitting vessel for His use. Trust the Master’s hand.
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