The Potter And The Clay

Do you ever think you’d want to truly be used by God but feel so broken?

God never promised us an easy life. We’ll face trials, hardships, illness, and just plain worn out and weary. 

Friend, I’m here to tell you, Just because you’re broken doesn’t mean you can’t be used by God. My brokenness has taught me some illuminating things about God and myself.

Because a potter must use a wheel to form the clay on a wheel, imperfections in the clay often become apparent. The potter has control over the clay and may either let the flaws in the clay stay or alter the clay.

Likewise, God molds us for his purpose. As we yield to God, He begins reshaping us for his glory. It’s easy to think your brokenness prohibits you from being used by God. Maybe you think you can’t because you have a disability, difficult home life, or a painful past.

 But what you may see as an obstacle could be the area of ministry to which God is calling you. Sometimes what you may perceive as a rejection in your life is really God’s re-direction for your life.

Prayer: Father God, I’m broken and weary, and my perception is off. But I’m Yours. I’m struggling on my own to see how you can use me. Help me to turn my eyes upon you and the light of your Word. Father, Use this broken vessel to bring honor and glory to Your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Beyond My Brokeness Apparel:


Published by: Kim Petitt

As a person living with a disability challenge is part of my life. I struggled with my identity and I recognize that I still have insecurities to face, but that doesn't mean I can't walk in everything God has purposed me to walk in despite my insecurities. Because of the nature of my condition and physical disability, God's grace is evident in my life everyday and I find strength in the word of God that says in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through him who gives me power". (CJB).

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2 thoughts on “The Potter And The Clay”

  1. Amen. We can be confident in the safety and skillfulness of the potters hand.

    I pray that you will receive love and joy this Christmas season and the New Year. Thank you for your kind support throughout this year and I am looking forward to see you next year.


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