This past Christmas, my daughter had a very specific Christmas list. She went on YouTube and did a review for every toy she wanted to make sure it was worthy of her asking for it. One of her “must haves” was Pottery Cool, a pottery studio inclusive of real clay that she could put on the wheel and mold into her very own design.

The other night she decided to open it for the first time. In her excitement, she asked me what I thought she should make. I responded by saying “you have the clay in your hands, you can shape it into whatever you want”. A few minutes later she called out “Mommy, look at it now”, elated that she had changed its form and worked out the kinks.

As I stood there watching her imagination drive her hands, I couldn’t help but to think about my life and how God strategically created me. I watched her press harder to smooth out the uneven places and I thought no matter how “bumpy” things appear to be, God is still there applying pressure & working out my kinks. I pondered how excited He must get when I play my position and allow Him to cuff His hands around my life and form what He always imagined I would be. As an unfinished product, I could see myself on the potter’s wheel and my heart knew that God still has the power to mold my mess into a masterpiece and one day, many will call out (just as my daughter did)..”look at her now”.

No matter who you are, where you’ve been or what you’ve done, if you would just submit to the wheel, the potter can still spin something great. Put your pain on the wheel. Put your discouragement, frustration and setbacks on the wheel. Put your ideas, your goals and even the mistakes you’ve made trying to move forward on the potter’s wheel.

“…can I not do to you as this potter has done to his clay? As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand” (Jeremiah 18:6 NLT)

The makers of the toy advertises to the buyer by saying you can “easily sculpt endless possibilities”. Can I suggest that God can do the same with you but you must first put it ALL on the wheel.

Thank you God for being the Pottery Cool of my life!