In our continuation of discussing the Potter and the clay (Read Day 1 and Day 2), let’s look at the beginning process the piece of clay has to endure. Once the potter puts the clay on the wheel, slow and steady turns are needed. If he speeds up the wheel any faster, the lump of clay will again, just like not adding water, tear apart before he can finish it.
In the same way, we have to have patience with God on how He wants to work and build our lives up in Him. In our fast-paced, self-centered world, we are used to instant everything. But in God’s realm, He usually works things out in a much slower time frame than we are used too.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. – Isaiah 55:8-9
And if we do not learn how to go with His slower pace and time frame, we could end up getting very frustrated and impatient, and then eventually end up getting in the way instead of patiently waiting on Him
Not waiting on God’s timing on who you should be marrying in this life could cause you to marry the wrong person in this life. Not waiting on the next new job you should be taking could cause you to take a major wrong turn in the divine destiny that God already has planned out for your life, and it could then end up costing you years of wasted and unproductive time, trust me I’ve been there.
Just as a good potter has to take his time when molding and forming out this piece of pottery as it is spinning on the wheel – in the same way God has to mold, shape, and transform all of us in this same, slow, and steady manner. This is why one of the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit is the fruit of patience. We all need the patience of the Holy Spirit operating in us to help keep us in God’s timing with how He wants to work things out in our lives, especially in the fast-paced world in which we all live in.
Today let Him take His time.