Good morning! The prevailing culture seems to believe that they are the potter and that God and His word are the clay, ready to be molded into their design–rather than God being the potter and we the clay, ready to be molded to His design.
When I was a toddler, I loved playing with Play-Doh and Silly Putty. I would make those items into whatever shape my little mind could fashion. Yet, not once those playthings ever yell back at me to make them into something else. I was sovereign over their shape.
On a much grander scale, God is sovereign over not only our shape but over every aspect of our lives. For believers, God is working all things for good (see Romans 8:28). In Romans 9:20, we see God’s sovereignty with striking clarity: “But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?'”
You, dear believer, are His workmanship, “created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). We are the work of His hand to be His hands and feet and mouth in the world.
Are we? Knowing God made us, then made us be born again (John 3:7) gives us a need impetus and perspective in how we live our lives in this world. Let’s live Jesus’ way.