God sometimes has to destroy us or what we think we are or what we think we’re supposed to be in order to make us what He wants us to be. God only uses those who have been humbled, broken, melted, remolded and remade–vessels which were marred in the hands of the Potter and broken, that He may make of them better vessels. That’s the story of everyone who is any good at all for God’s Work!

But some of us want to be used just like we are. We don’t want to be broken. That’s one of the most tragic pictures in all human life: The picture of the man who says with “Invictus”–“I am Captain of my fate, I am the Master of my soul! My head is bloody but unbowed!” If the clay is soft and malleable it can be molded into a beautiful vessel. But if it hardens and becomes brittle, it can only break and become crushed in the hands of the Potter.

God only uses humble and broken people. “Humble thyself therefore in the mighty hand of God and in due time He shall highly exalt thee” (1Pe.5:6).

Sometimes we say, “Why hast thou made us thus?” But you see, the point is, if you give Him a chance, He will remake you!

David 281

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