The Bible gives me great hope because it’s clear that God is not done with me yet.
The LORD will accomplish what concerns me;
Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8
I may not be the man that I wanted to be….but I’m not the potter….I’m the clay. He has in mind what He wants this piece of clay to look like. I have no idea what this work of art is to look like….I’m still being molded, but one day He will finish with a smile and declare that His work of art is finished.
I find it humorus to think that I’m that work of art! But it’s true. I’m still on the potter’s wheel, still being molded, still finding lumps that the potter must work out so the fire will not crack me. I’m still being formed into the masterpiece the Master plans to make.
What thrills me about the verse in Psalms is that God will not give up on this little piece of clay until His masterpiece is done! I might not look like much yet, but just wait….just wait till the potter is done.
Paul writes about this in Ephesians 2 when he says,
” For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
How exciting….not only am I a masterpiece, but I’m a masterpiece with a purpose! I still have things to do that only the little piece of clay, this masterpiece of the potter, can do.
“The Lord will accomplish what concerns me.” In other words He won’t quit working in my life until He has finished His masterpiece and signed His work. I love that artists sign their work. They want the world to know who made it. They are proud of what they accomplished. And like the artists of the world, God says one day He will write His name on me….a finished masterpiece designed by the creator of the universe with works for me to do.
I’m so encouraged that the great potter plans to make a masterpiece and won’t stop until I’m complete. I can’t wait to be that finished product….that masterpiece that glorifies Him….and I pray that He will be glorified in my life….even while I’m still a work in progress.
That is true for all of us. We are a work in progress and the potter will not stop until His work of art is complete. God’s working in your life. Celebrate that today because one day we will see what God has done!!!