Jer. 18.6 "Like Clay in the hand of the potter, so you are in my hand"
"It's my life... I can do what I want? Right?" WRONG.
Jeremiah learns this lesson clearly as he watches the artisan shape and form the clay. The Clay has no vision, no desires, no preferences and no agenda- unlike you and I. The Clay is shaped after an image that only the Potter can see. His handiwork will display that great work of art that is his vision for your life.
We like to complain about timing, and circumstances and difficulties but the Potter is the one who will shape us. His vision guides our lives and shapes our hearts. Learning to yeild to the Artisan's touch is the key. Listening to his voice is the soul work that we must do. Knowing that he is the Potter and we are the clay- that his vision - no matter how elusive or difficult or strange to our limited senses- that Divine vision of what we will be shapes us.
He shapes us for a destiny that he has envisioned. This is not small potatoes! It is the handcrafted wonderwork of God himself. You will be fitted and meet for his purpose as you understand that his Lordship shapes you.
God forgive our willful lives- our objections to your vision, which we have yet to see it is fulness. Guild our submission to the pressure of your hand, and the perfection of your eye. We submit to your Lordship- in Jesus' name. Amen.