How many of us have ever said,
“I wish I had curly hair.”
“I wish I had straight hair.”
“I wish I was thinner.”
“I wish I was pretty.”
“I wish, I wish, I wish!”
Why does it take us so long to finally get to the place where we’re content with ourselves just as the Father made us? In our discontent, we waste precious time and money in an attempt to attain what we think we want. How this must sadden our Creator.
In effect, we’re telling Him we don’t like the way He made us, and we go about trying to “fix” ourselves to please us. Yahovah has a plan and a purpose for each of us and when we focus on our wishes and wants, we throw away some of the things Father had for us to do.
In Jeremiah 18:2-4, Yahovah showed Jeremiah what a potter will do whenever he mars or messes up a piece of clay on his potter’s wheel. He will re-work it into another vessel, as it seems good to the potter to make.
This potter was an earthly man who worked with clay. But our heavenly Father is the Master Potter and what He makes is never marred. He doesn’t look at us and say, “This vessel is not good. I’ll re-make it into something better.”
No. He has made us exactly the way He wants us. It is true that through our relationship with Him and His Son we do become better inside, but He never looks on our outside with disappointment. We are beautiful in His sight! What more could we want?
Is there anything better than to be the vessel of clay just as He made us? Let us be content with ourselves exactly as we are, to be used by Him as He sees fit and no longer waste His time by wishing and trying to be anything other than how He made us.
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