God’s Workmanship [Isaiah 64:8 Daily Devotional]
The Lord created all of us, and we are his to mold as he sees fit. This sounds scary, but really it should be encouraging! This verse means that each and every one of us has a purpose to fulfill that comes from God himself. I encourage you to let him work in you as a potter perfects his clay.
How to Be God’s Workmanship
While you are created by God and are his to mold as he wishes, obedience is required on your part. That means there are things we can do to be molded by God more effectively.
The first step is recognizing that God can and will make adjustments to you. You can, of course, rebel against that, but everything that God does is for your benefit. Simply recognizing that will help you humble yourself to receive the adjustments from God.
Once you’ve recognized this, you can start participating in the shaping of your life. Listening to godly, constructive feedback from trusted people around you can help you know what to pray to God about to help you adjust. There’s a thin line between constructive feedback and manipulation, though, so I encourage you to find a good, Christian counselor who can help you process that feedback.
Lastly, you’ll want to go out and do what God is equipping you to do. Remember, he’s molding you for a purpose, so it’s important that you discover that purpose and strive to fulfill it as God molds and perfects you. Find a good local church in your area, and plant yourself there. Use your skills, talents, and abilities to make a difference in your community.
Father, thank you for shaping me. You’ve created me to be a unique expression of your glory, so I ask that you would help me fulfill the purpose you have for me. Help me to recognize where you’re molding me, and give me strength to lean into those adjustments. It’s in Jesus’s name I pray, amen.
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