He shapes

The Father

Isaiah 64:8  But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.

What does God want from us?  Sometimes we need but ask Him.  We’ll find many times that He’s already at work in us to bring about His purposes.  We are His instruments in this life, if we’ve given ourselves over to Him…and really even if we haven’t (Romans 9:20-23).  He makes us into what He needs us to be, what He wants us to be.

We all have our own desires and our own ideas about what being godly means, but it’s God himself who determines what our strengths and weaknesses are, what our opportunities will be, what our roles in life will be.  But we get to where we are in His great plan one step at a time, one little minor change at a time.  We experience and encounter things that develop us as a people and then we in turn become a little bit more of what God intended.  If we’re following Christ, we’ll be used for good.  God will have us play out a role on His team.  The wicked and ungodly play a role too in His plan, but not for the same side.

Pray for wisdom, pray that God the Father would work on you to make you into the creation He intended you to be.  Seek to be more like Christ, in His character and in His devotion to the Father.  Let God work in you and through you as He shapes you into a fine piece of art.