2nd Timothy 2:20
“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.” (KJV)
Ever asked yourself that question? What kind of vessel you are. Well, for one to understand what type of vessel one is, one solid truth about being God’s molded vessel is that God doesn’t look at the outside but the inside of a vessel. Before he decides to fill you for his use he needs to refine you for his use. How does God refine you? He will need to test you for his work. Before we get to that which is great, we go through a testing time where we learn and are fully prepared for the future; because God really does test us before He trusts us. Difference between now and then is the time in between. As Paul begins to address Timothy in 2nd Timothy chapter two, he begins by telling him that he needs strength in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. God will always test those he uses in order to trust them with his work.
As vessels for God’s glory we might go through our refinery moments; but in those times we should learn to trust in God and do less of complaining. Paul asks,
“But who are you, O Man, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, why did you make me like this? Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?” Romans 9: 20-21 (NIV)
We don’t complain of the situations we are placed in or where God sends us to in order for growth. We do our best and do it for God’s glory. Once you have understood your purpose in life you cannot be led out of it. Once you are willing to do that which God has willed us to do therefore all your reward is bound up in heaven.
John 3:30 “he must increase be we must decrease”
That should be the prayer of our hearts as God’s righteous workmanship. May we learn to be purified, to empty ourselves for God’s glory for him to fill us up and for him to give us enough grace for the work he has given us.
Have a blessed week ahead willing to be used as God’s vessel of Honour.