Yesterday afternoon as I was browsing around in a store, I noticed a sign that caught my attention. It read:
Slow down, calm down, don’t worry, don’t hurry, Trust the Process.
The Holy Spirit reminded me of a conversation that I overheard recently of a man talking to another man about weight lifting. He said to him, you can’t expect to have huge muscles in a few weeks. There is a training process that you have to go through. The Lord gave me this word about “Trusting the Process”.
The Lord says, just as the potter designs each clay pot in different shapes and sizes, I have designed and created each of you. Every one has been born with a unique function and plan. Every one is strategically created for different purposes and I will work with each of you in a specific way. Trust Me when you feel that the process is too difficult. Know that I am molding you and shaping you into the person who I have created you to be. Do not fear the process or the times when you are on potters wheel and do not refuse it. This place is necessary for Me to mold you and conform you into My image. This is the place where all impurities and defilement will be destroyed and all bruises and blemishes will be erased. This is the place where the rough edges will be smooth out, broken vessels will be restored and wounds from the past will be removed. The memories of the afflictions and traumas will be wiped away. This is the place where your mind will be renewed and you will learn to walk in integrity and grow in maturity. This place is necessary for your spiritual growth and fruit that will remain.
Do not resist the work which I am doing on the potters wheel but allow Me to transform you as I shape your life and destiny. Do not battle within yourself by saying that this is an uncomfortable place, but know that it is for your benefit and necessary to bring you into My purpose and plan for your life. Things may get messy on the potters wheel and it may seem to be spinning out of control at times but refuse discouragement and know that I am working in and through your life. Allow Me to accomplish My perfect will in you as I work in you and fashion you into the person that I have called you to be. I Am the master potter and as you submit yourself to the process, I will rearrange your life and work deep within. As you allow Me to mold you into the glorious vessel that I created you to be, others will see the brilliance of the transformed life that I am forming in you. You are individually crafted and exclusively built. There are no two of you the same, and no two serves the same purpose. I desire to make something beautiful out of your life as you allow Me to work in and through you says the Lord.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time” Ecclesiastes 3:11.
“Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, “He did not make me”? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?” Isaiah 29:16.
“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand” Isaiah 64:8.
“The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying: ” Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make “ Jeremiah 18:1- 4.