“Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.” —Jeremiah 18:6, NIV
There is a spiritual work in my heart and life that needs both His power and my surrender. As I surrender to His power and my eyes are open, I see so many things that need to be changed in my life. But I determine to persevere and not let what is ahead discourage me. I will learn courage by surrendering my fear; I will learn patience by surrendering my control, and I will learn perseverance by surrendering my need for instant answers. He is with me in this journey, and as His Spirit works in my surrender, I am molded into whatever He deems best.
Does it hurt to be changed? Does it hurt to let go who I am for who is? Yes, because I must allow Him to mold me, and that hurts. There is no other way to say it. It hurts to give up selfishness and what I want. It hurts to let go of that control that has meant so much. But it is in the letting go and letting Him mold me, I discover His joy and His purpose. I discover that what I thought was fulfillment in my own life, is nothing compared to the fulfillment I find in Him.
© 2017 Lynn Lacher