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There’s something that holds us back from functioning at a high level for the Lord, and it’s us. We have a hard time embracing what we are being called to do. Why?  Because it’s something we’ve never done before. But truth be told, it’s bigger than that. What the Lord is moving us to do, is something that is outside of our comfort zone. He’s challenging us to move to pass the boundaries we have set. We have put up a wall to let us know this is our limit. However, the Lord has caused the wall to fall, and He wants us to move forward putting our complete trust in Him. This is the key, the Lord is not asking us to move forward by ourselves, He will be there with us every step of the way. The other issue we are faced with is feeling ill-equipped. In our current state, we are ill-equipped, but we are now in the hands of the Lord. Therefore, He will provide us with everything we need. 

In Jeremiah 18:1-6, Jeremiah is told to go to the potter’s house, and he will hear the Lord’s words. Once he arrived at the potter’s house, the potter was working at the wheel. The vessel he was making had spoiled in his hands. When this happened the potter did not throw away the clay. He reworked it into another vessel that seemed good to him. After seeing this the Lord began to speak to Jeremiah. The Lord needed Jeremiah to see the potter at work, to illustrate how he did not give up on the clay. Once the first vessel was spoiled, he made it into something else that would be useful. Saints, we have all made mistakes since we have been saved, and after that happened we felt useless. However, the Lord did not give up on us but was making us into a vessel that was going to be useful. In verse six, the Lord said to Jeremiah, “can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done?” He was letting Jeremiah see what was possible for the clay in the hands of the potter. Therefore, he wanted him to know the God he serves is capable of doing what we think is not possible. How can this happen? When we stay in the hands of the Lord and don’t yield to how we have made mistakes in the past. This was the challenge to the house of Israel then, and the same is still true for us today. We can make a difference when we stay in His hands.

What mistakes have you made, and now you think you’re good for nothing? I want you to understand the Lord has not given up on you. He wants you to stay in His hands because He is going to make you into something useful. When He does, you will glorify Him with your life. Continue to walk in your blessings!