Such a big part of me wants to start off my first blog with a joke. Should I or not? Ah well let’s do it. What do you get when you combine someone with average writing skills and zero to none web development skills? This guy (two thumbs pointing to myself). I imagine writers as people in coffee shops with the hipster glasses, dorky sweaters, and they use all 10 of their fingers. Not me though, I use two. On the days when I want to live on the edge then I use 3. I know right, this guy is a true daredevil by heart. Am I allowed to use the word daredevil on a Christian blog? Hopefully you aren’t a traditional Christian. Otherwise, you are going to report me to the Christian bar association. Like on Suits. “Let’s see what the New York bar has to say about this”. My word, I need to spend my time better than watching shows. Or I need friends. Other way, Jesus please intervene in my life.
Okay now that I have gotten rid of the weird comedy out if my head. Let’s get down to business. In my head this turned into a business meeting between partners. Thank Jesus that everything that’s in my head hasn’t manifested on earth. Cause of that was true, then I would be Aquaman with angle wings. Anyway, where was I? Oh, yeah the work-in-progress.
If you are a bit like me, you question everything and you may be questioning why I chose this specific topic for my first blog. Well, my inspiration for my first blog comes out of Philippians 1:6 (AMP):
“And I am convinced and sure of this thing, that He who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you”
This is precisely where this blog is at the moment and where I am as a person. This is a cool blog and I guess I am a cool person. But nowhere close to completion.
If I look back at my journey so far then I can see how God has formed me into the person that I am today and when I look at the vision that The Holy Spirit gave me for my life, I am nowhere close to the person that Jesus is forming me into. I was not going to put this verse in here but right to the message I am trying to get across. Isaiah 64:8 (AMP):
“Yet, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter, and we all are the work of Your hand.”
I imagine the picture of a potter who starts with scratch with the Grey clay and a potters’ wheel. Forming and forming, working and working until the clay turns into beautiful artwork.
This is a perfect analogy for the work that God does in us. He is constantly changing us into a beautiful masterpiece. That something special that we are always meant to be.
Let me tell you a story about myself. When I attended school, I was a bit of a slacker. A bit lazy, never could have cared about academics. One of the subjects that I didn’t do anything was English. I was there, but in flesh, daydreaming. I wonder what my high school self’ response will be if someone told him that in 6-7 years that you are going to try to write a blog in English. He would laugh and daydream about girls or sports. Not having a purpose.
Since then, The Holy Spirit took a hold of me, the grace of Jesus took my heart over and God started molding me into His unique masterpiece. He gave me purpose and passion and formed me into someone who likes writing blogs in English.
If today you look at yourself in the mirror, not liking what you see or you wish that life could be different. Whispering to yourself that you wish you were someone else. Or better yet (I specialize in this thought), you look to your future and your dreams and you have no clue how the person you are today is going achieve greatness. If you have thoughts like that, remember that God will finish the work that He started in you. You will form you into Aquaman with angle wings.
You will become a great preacher, a great teacher, a great nurse, a great businessman/businesswoman. You are going to change the world if you dare to dream that big. You are going to change your friend circle and bring them closer to Jesus. You have that something unique, that niche that God created and will use to change the surrounding people.
Do you know what the best part of God being a potter, and we the clay? You know life happens. The beautiful artwork that God created gets broken and turns into pieces. And what does our beautiful creator of the universe do? He picks up our pieces, he fixes our brokenness, and He allows us to shine again. If you read this and you are in a million pieces, let God fix you up like the awesome God He is so that you can go out and shine.