REFINED ON THE POTTERS WHEEL
One day as I was browsing around in a store, there was a sign that caught my attention. It read: Slow down, calm down, don’t worry, don’t hurry, trust the process. The Holy Spirit reminded me of a conversation that I overheard recently of a man talking to another man about weight lifting. He said to him: “You can’t expect to have huge muscles in a few weeks. There is a training process that you have to go through.” Some of you may not understand what is happening in your life, but you are in the process of being purified.
The Holy Spirit showed me a lump of clay on a potter's wheel. The potter began to spin the wheel as he molded and shaped the piece of clay as he formed it. When making pottery on a potter's wheel, the clay has to first be centered, then water is applied before the potter begins his creation. The potter then shapes the clay into the image that he desires. There are different wheels used to create different vessels. The Lord has designed each one of us in a distinct way with a specific calling. Each person is created for a unique purpose and plan.
The Lord told Jeremiah to go down to the Potters house to give him a prophetic illustration. When he went, he had seen the potter making something at the wheel. The clay vessel that the potter made was marred in his hands; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Many people don't understand the process of the potter's wheel. The potter's wheel is not to judge us or punish us, but it is to form us into the masterpiece that Jesus has created us to be.
The Lord says; just as the potter designs each clay pot into different shapes and sizes, I have designed and created every individual. Every person has been born with a unique purpose and plan. Each of you have been strategically designed for a particular purpose, and I will work with each of you in a specific way. Do not fear the potter's wheel and do not refuse it, for this is My workmanship. This is the place where I am molding you and conforming you into My image.
This is the place where all impurities and defilement will be destroyed and all bruises and blemishes will be eradicated. This is the place where the rough edges will be smooth out, broken vessels will be restored and old mindsets will be dismantled. Afflictions, traumas and misfortunes from the past will be removed, and dreams will be birth and brought forth. This is the place where your mind will be renewed and you will learn to walk in integrity and maturity. This place is necessary for your spiritual growth to bring forth the gifts that I have placed on the inside of you.
Do not refuse the work on the potters wheel but allow Me to transform you as I shape your life and destiny. Trust Me when the process seems too difficult. Don't say that this is an uncomfortable place, but know that it is for your benefit and it is necessary to bring you into the fulfillment of My plans. Do not resist the work that I am doing on the inside of you, but allow Me to accomplish My perfect will through you. Allow Me to work with you and fashion you into My image.
I Am the master potter and as you allow Me, I will design your life so that you will become all that I have created you to be. You will become a glorious vessel of honor, and others will see the brilliance of the transformed life that I am creating in you. I desire to make something beautiful out of your life as you allow Me to work in you and through you says the Lord.
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, "He did not make me"? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding"?
But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.
The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying:" Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear My words." Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.