We are the work of God’s hands, not our own. We are the clay which he is molding. But most of us don’t want to be molded by God. We want to mold ourselves, by doing what we think is best for us. We walk around saying things like; “I know what’s best for me”, “I know what I need”. Little do we know, we don’t.
Most of us don’t have a clue of what’s best for us. Our daily habits are normal to us, therefore we don’t see anything wrong with a lot of the things we say and do. We are therefore, on the inside looking out. But those, who see us on the outside, can see our insides — our flaws.
If we can be honest with ourselves by accepting constructive criticism from others, who we believe are not being judgmental, we will see God revealing to us those things that do not belong within us. Seeing it as coming from God, our thinking will change, our ways will change, and we will see God stretching us, pruning us, cleansing us, and molding us.
God wants you to be like him. He knows you are not perfect, but through him you are perfect. The good that is within you, is not of the flesh, but of the Spirit. And the flaws that is within you, is not of the Spirit, but of the flesh. Know that, you can do nothing without God, but through God. Let Him mold you.
Isaiah 64:8 (KJV) – but now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Matthew 6:8 (KJV) be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Deuteronomy 18:13 (KJV) – thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.
Galatians 5:16 (KJV) – this I say them, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
John 15:5 (KJV) – I am the vine, ye are the branches; He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.