Updated: May 12, 2020
Except I bet it wouldn’t. I bet it would sing MY praises. The problem here is that all of my desires are about ME. If we do it God’s way and delight in the Lord in the midst of trials, pain, depression, brokenness and hopelessness then our desires align with his and we learn an important lesson. This life is not about me. It’s not about shining up my appearance. It’s not about all of the things my heart desires. It’s about aligning my heart with the God of heaven. It’s about bringing my brokenness to an old rugged cross and leaving the pieces at the feet of Jesus. It’s about a Savior who spends his days at the throne interceding on my behalf. It’s about letting God use this flawed girl to show His love to others.
I found these words written in a journal. I don’t even remember why I wrote them, but I hope they speak to you: “Jesus requires more of me. Not mediocrity but excellence! He reminds me that I am a vessel, not a trophy.” He doesn’t intend for me to sit on a shelf somewhere to be admired, He wants to mold me into something that can be used for His glory.
What is he calling you to? Are you a vessel or a trophy?
2 Timothy 2:21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.