In Psalm 31, in his most trying time, David says he feels like a broken vessel—meaning he feels rejected, despised, and repulsive to the world. (v. 9-12) The message says it like this, “like a broken dish in the trash.”
Have you ever felt like this? Weakened by too much stress and the overwhelm of life? And feeling utterly completely damaged and alone?
The issues of life’s hardships, uncertainty, and the day-to-day burdens of the world weigh us down.
Sometimes we don’t experience the Godly beauty of our vessel –we don’t feel like a pretty vase—a colorful and full of life because we are still living with false beliefs, a worn-out narrative of ourselves, and messages of the past that continue to plague us.
We feel flawed, unusable—this is where feelings of unworthiness keep us held back from showing the world the light within.
“Whenever the pot the potter was working on turned out badly, as sometimes happens when you are working with clay, the potter would simply start over and use the same clay to make another pot.” Jeremiah 18:4 The Message
The analogy of us spoken of as vessels—clay pots created and formed by God– is used throughout the Bible. We are a piece of clay, being molded into a beautiful art piece to be used by God for His purpose and our destiny.
The Potter uses the flawed and broken to reshape, remold, and finally create a vessel (you and me) that will hold Holy Spirit life and power to shine so brightly, you will attract others to Jesus. (2 Corinthians 4:7-12)
Praise Jesus that we are His masterpieces, we are loved, we are worthy in Him and created for all good works in the Kingdom here on earth.
We will be exploring this topic and more when we get together in the RVA for Conversations, Connections, and Community. These times are for us to get back to the most essential basics of Kingdom life for God’s power, prosperity, and purpose. There are only a few seats left!