Have you ever been broken?

Who likes to be broken? I mean, if I asked you who wants a million dollars I am pretty sure I’ll get plenty of bidders. In the other hand, I am not too sure I’ll get any volunteers on being broken.This thought brought into mind, Jeremiah 18: 1-4, when the Lord asked the prophet to go down to the potter’s house. It reads: This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
It’s always amazing to me how the Lord uses everyday things to speak to us. The majority of us just don’t pay attention to details but He uses everyday things you know to give you a message. So, here we have the Lord telling prophet Jeremiah to go down to the potter’s house because He had a message to give him. I am sure that Jeremiah being like us, would’ve said to himself, really? Isn’t it easier for you to give me the message right here? Why do I have to travel all the way down to the potter’s house? You are God, make the potter appear here!!
Let’s look at some things in these verses:First, the Lord gives us instructions and more than half of the time, we question Him. We question His wisdom, His motives, and His sovereignty. We, humans, love to feel like we know what we are doing.
Another thing, I want to note is that the prophet didn’t say, Lord, you know I am a prophet. He didn’t use his status or title to get out from doing what the Lord instructed him to do.The word says, that he went down to the potter’s house and saw the potter working on the wheel.
Third, he noticed that the pot that had the potter was marred. In other words, it was not of good appearance, or not of good quality, basically disfigured. We do have to note that even though the pot was disfigured, it was still in the potter’s hands.
Fourth, Jeremiah also saw that the potter did not leave the pot that way, instead he formed it into another pot as it seemed best to him.
Wow! Amazing! If it would’ve been us at the wheel, we would have gotten frustrated and thrown it across the room!! Isn’t our heavenly Father awesome?
Here He is at the wheel and here we are being the clay, and boy, we give him all types of problems. He is trying to form us and we squirm away. He is bending us and designing us and we yell and yell and yell. We get ourselves into drama, sin and make a mess out of our lives. Yet, He stays at the wheel forming us.
He sees the pot is marred and He doesn’t throws us away. I guess He could but He doesn’t. He knows He has the capability and the ability to redesign us. So He puts a little more clay, water and He takes the trash out of us. He patiently forms and designs every area of our life. He takes out everything that is prohibiting us have a true walk with Him. He designs us as he sees it best. Sometimes, we look at ourselves and don’t particularly like what we see but He is patiently, lovingly designing you as it seems best to Him.
This is not for our glory but for His glory. He wants everyone to know that only God could have put you back together. Let Him today, shape you, form you and design you for His glory.